McCarthy to address changes to Packers coaching staff

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) -- Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy will address changes to the team's coaching staff during a press conference Thursday morning.

The coach is scheduled to speak at 11 a.m. We'll carry it live on WBAY TV-2.

The Packers will stream it live on their website: http://www.packers.com/

Cover 2 and ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky reports Edgar Bennett is out as the Packers' offensive coordinator and Alex Van Pelt will no longer be the Packers' quarterbacks coach.

Demovsky says Van Pelt's contract was up after this season.

Bennett has been on the Packers coaching staff since 2005 under Mike Sherman and has been the offensive coordinator the last three seasons.

Before that, Bennett coached running backs and receivers in his tenure.

Van Pelt's departure is a bigger surprise because of his close relationship to Aaron Rodgers. He joined the staff in 2012 and has been quarterbacks coach since 2014.

To read more about the Packers coaching staff changes, click here.

The Packers also made other departures official on Wednesday including defensive coordinator Dom Capers, assistant linebackers coach Scott McCurley and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac.

“I want to thank each of these men and their families for all that they gave to the Packers during their time here,” McCarthy added. “We enjoyed a lot of success together and they directly contributed to our accomplishments. These are difficult personal decisions and we hope for the best for their families moving forward,” said Head Coach Mike McCarthy in a statement on Wednesday.