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The Green Bay Packers fire running backs coach Sam Gash and tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot

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GREEN BAY, Wisconsin — The Green Bay Packers have fired running backs coach Sam Gash and tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot following a challenging season for the offense.

Coach Mike McCarthy announced the moves on Tuesday.

Gash was with the team for two seasons. Eddie Lacy ran for more than 1,100 yards in 2014 but gained just 758 this year on 187 carries. McCarthy has said that Lacy did not have a good offseason last year and it carried over.

Lacy was disciplined for tardiness the night before a game, and McCarthy had concerns about Lacy's weight.

Fontenot leaves the Packers after joining the team in 2006 as a coaching intern. He previously served as running backs coach and assistant offensive line coach.


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