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Packers' Greene to leave coaching

As a player with the Rams, Steelers, Panthers, and 49'ers, Greene went to the Pro Bowl five times.  His career total of 160 sacks was third all-time, and was a record among linebackers.
 

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene is stepping away from coaching to spend more time with his wife and children.

Coach Mike McCarthy announced Greene's decision Friday.

In a statement, Greene says he will miss coaching and will try to return after his children go to college. The former NFL linebacker calls his experience with the Packers nothing but positive.

In Greene's five seasons with Green Bay, the Packers recorded 204 sacks, fourth in the NFL over that period. Outside linebackers accounted for 91.5 of those sacks.

Under Greene's direction, linebacker Clay Matthews earned four straight Pro Bowl selections, from 2009-12, becoming the first player in Packers history to be named to the all-star game in each of his first four seasons in the league.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WEAU) --Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene is leaving the NFL.

According to the team's website, Head Coach Mike McCarthy made the announcement on Friday. Greene says he's leaving the coaching ranks to spend more time with his family. Greene spent five seasons with the Packers. The team ended up with 204 sacks during that period, which was better than all but three other NFL teams. In 2009, Greene's first year with the Packers, the team's defense had an overall ranking of No. 2 in the NFL.

The website quotes Greene as having said that he will try to return to coaching after his children move on to college.


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