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Packers | Bates will not return

The Green Bay Packers have announced that defensive coordinator Jim Bates and the team have agreed to part ways. "I have great respect for Jim Bates as a defensive football coach," Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said. "He and I have gotten together on a couple occasions over the last several days to discuss him as the defensive coordinator on my staff. Ultimately, we agreed that the best course of action for both of us would be for the Packers to go in a different direction."

2006-01-16 14:19:29 | Source:

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