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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:02:30 -0800
Green Bay Packers wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett replaces associate head coach Tom Clements as offensive coordinator. Quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt will also coach wide receivers. Special teams assistant Ron Zook was promoted to special teams coordinator, and defensive assistant Jason Simmons was promoted to special teams assistant.
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 13:41:36 -0800
Green Bay Packers wide receiver coach Edgar Bennett will be promoted to offensive coordinator, per an NFL source. In addition, Tom Clements has been named an associate head coach with play-calling duties.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:55:27 -0800
The Green Bay Packers could name wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett or tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot as their new running backs coach. Both have coached running backs in the past.
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:56:44 -0800
The Miami Dolphins may be interested in Green Bay Packers wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett for their vacant offensive coordinator position.
Sat, 21 Jan 2012 08:12:45 -0800
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin may be interested in adding Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements, wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett and tight ends coach Ben McAdoo to his coaching staff.
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 21:34:55 -0800
The Green Bay Packers named running backs coach Edgar Bennett as their new receivers coach Friday, Feb. 25, reports Pete Dougherty, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Bennett was a running back for eight seasons in the NFL, and it's the only position he's coached in six seasons as an NFL assistant. However, he won over head coach Mike McCarthy with his preparation and attention to deal. "At the end of the day the guy jumped through the door to do the job," McCarthy said. Bennett replaces Jimmy Robinson, who left to become the assistant head coach-receivers coach with the Dallas Cowboys.
Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:14:46 -0700
The Green Bay Packers think rookie RB James Starks may have the athletic ability to force his way onto the field at times this year, reports Pete Dougherty, of The Green Bay Press-Gazette. Running backs coach Edgar Bennett said Starks is explosive, has a good change of direction and good hands coming out of the backfield. How he handles pass protection may go a long way into his playing time. The team is also looking at him as a possible long-term replacement for RB Ryan Grant, who has two years remaining on his contract.
Tue, 18 Nov 2008 12:08:46 -0800
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson rushed for 50 yards on 10 carries in the team's Week 11 game and the coaches were impressed. "When he gets his opportunities, the kid makes the most of it. That's how it has to be. When he's thrown into the mix, you just pick up and go. Yesterday, he did a fantastic job again, as far as breaking tackles, showing burst, showing good strength," running backs coach Edgar Bennett said.
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 11:15:46 -0800
The Green Bay Packers have named Edgar Bennett as their running backs coach.
Mon, 16 Jan 2006 14:17:57 -0800
Jason Wilde, of the Wisconsin State Journal, reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski plan to meet with running backs coach Edgar Bennett, tight ends coach Joe Philbin and assistant offensive line coach James Campen. "You'd like to have the staff done yesterday," said McCarthy. "(But) we're going to move forward - due diligence is critical, chemistry is critical - (and) Jeff is going to have a big part in every guy we hire of the offensive assistants."
Sun, 24 Jul 2005 14:51:12 -0700
Packers.com reports former Green Bay Packers RB Edgar Bennett was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame Saturday, July 23. He is currently the team's running backs coach.
Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:28:40 -0800
The Green Bay Packers have named Edgar Bennett as their new running backs coach, replacing previous running backs coach Johnny Roland, who will accept a similar position with the New Orleans Saints. Bennett was the Packers' leading rusher in 1996 when they won the Super Bowl. For the past four years, Bennett has been in charge of the team's player development department.
Wed, 19 Jan 2005 19:28:58 -0800
Former Green Bay Packers RB Edgar Bennett is scheduled to be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame on July 23, 2005, in the Lambeau Field Atrium, according to Packers.com.
Thu, 15 Jan 2004 02:20:56 -0800
The News-Chronicle reports Green Bay Packers assistant coach Edgar Bennett is a candidate to take over as the team's RBs coach on a full-time basis next year. He filled that position late in the year for Sylvester Croom, who went on to head coach at Mississippi State. Bennett is currently the team's director of player development.
Thu, 08 Jan 2004 21:24:54 -0800
Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers assistant running backs coach Edgar Bennett (knee) suffered an injured right knee during practice Thursday, Jan. 8, after being bowled over by two players during a scuffle. Bennett was going to have the team's medical staff look at his knee following practice but he wasn't available for an update on his condition.
Sat, 06 Dec 2003 09:37:20 -0800
Pete Dougherty, of PackersNews.com, reports former Green Bay Packers running back and current director of player development Edgar Bennett is auditioning this week to become the team's new running backs coach. Current running backs coach Sylvester Croom, who was recently hired as the head coach at Mississippi State University, is devoting the majority of his time to hiring his MSU coaching staff and recruiting, thus allowing Bennett an opportunity to conduct film studies and meetings with the team's running backs.
Thu, 04 Dec 2003 07:57:43 -0800
Pete Dougherty, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers director of player development Edgar Bennett and tight ends coach Jeff Jagodzinski will help take up some of the slack from running backs coach Sylvester Croom as he works with both the Packers and Mississippi State. Bennett could be a possible replacement for Croom when he leaves.
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 15:33:20 -0700
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers WR Robert Ferguson feels he’s a little behind the rest of the other receivers on the team. Ferguson has stayed after practice for extra work on the first two days of training camp. He ran routes on Saturday, caught balls that former RB Edgar Bennett shot from the Jugs machine after the morning practice Sunday, then worked on his footwork after the afternoon practice.
Tue, 10 Apr 2001 17:14:20 -0700
As a follow up to an earlier story, the Green Bay Packers official site reports the team has announced the hiring of former RB Edgar Bennett as their director of player programs. He succeeds Gill Byrd, who resigned March 23. Bennett is scheduled to begin his new duties next Monday, April 16.
Sun, 08 Apr 2001 22:51:26 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports former Green Bay Packers RB Edgar Bennett is attempting to secure a job in the team's front office. He would replace Gill Byrd, who left last month after two years as executive director of player programs and community affairs. Sources said he was expected to be in Green Bay for an interview this week. The situation appears to be the job is Bennett's if he wants it. GM Ron Wolf, who is stepping down as GM around June 1, recently signed a multi-year contract to serve as a consultant with the Packers. The Packers would receive draft-choice compensation if Wolf wanted to work for another team, but no compensation if Wolf received some form of ownership from another team.
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 08:30:00 -0700
The Daily Southtown reports Chicago Bears RB Edgar Bennett (knee) sat out of practice.
Sat, 12 Jun 1999 22:05:00 -0700
The Chicago Tribune reports RB Edgar Bennett is scheduled to begin running in a week after arthroscopic surgery on his left knee May 5.