Former Browns coach Mike Pettine to be Packers defensive coordinator, report says

Mike Pettine is getting back in the game.

The former Browns coach is expected to be hired by the Packers and serve as Green Bay’s defensive coordinator, ESPN reported, citing unidentified sources.

Pettine, 51, served as defensive coordinator for the Jets from 2009-12 before spending the 2013 season in the same position with the Bills. He then took over as head coach for Cleveland in 2014 but was fired in January 2016, finishing with a 10-22 record as the Browns dropped 18 of his final 21 games with the team.

Pettine would succeed Dom Capers following his firing earlier this month and join Joe Philbin after Packers coach Mike McCarthy hired the former Dolphins coach earlier this week. Philbin is expected to replace offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett, who won’t return to the team in 2018.

The Packers finished this season 7-9 and ranked 22nd in total defense.