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Packers name Joe Barry defensive coordinator, Maurice Drayton special teams coordinator

The Green Bay Packers have filled their two open coordinator positions.

The team announced Monday that Joe Barry is taking over for Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator, and Maurice Drayton will take over the special teams unit.

This will be Barry's third stint as a defensive coordinator in the NFL. He served as DC in Detroit in the 2007 and 2008 seasons, and in Washington during the 2015-16 seasons.

Barry spent the last four seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, serving as the assistant head coach/linebackers coach for a defense that ranked second in sacks, takeaways and interceptions in that time. The Rams defense was seventh overall in total defense and ninth in scoring defense during Barry's tenure.

In his four seasons as a defensive coordinator, Barry's units ranked top five in forced fumbles. They ranked top ten in takeaways in two of the seasons, and top ten in two seasons in sacks.

Drayton earns the promotion to special teams coordinator after serving as an assistant special teams coach for the past three seasons with the Packers. He worked with Mason Crosby, who hit all 16 of his field goal attempts this season.

Prior to coming to Green Bay, Drayton spent two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts an a special teams assistant coach.

Brad Hanson

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