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McCarthy looking at former mentor to run Packer offense

The Green Bay Packers are still looking for a new offensive coordinator and one name that has come up is Tampa Bay quarterbacks' coach Paul Hackett.

The 49-year-old Hackett is said to be coach Mike McCarthy's mentor in developing the West Coast offense.

He hired McCarthy at the University of Pittsburgh, then took him to the Kansas City Chiefs four years later in 1993. Hackett has also been a coach and coordinator for five other N-F-L teams over the years.

The early word was that Packers' offensive line coach Joe Philbin and quarterback coach Tom Clements were in line to replace Jeff Jagodzinski, who's now the head man at Boston College.

However, media reports say Clements is now a candidate to run Nick Saban's new offense at Alabama.

Meanwhile, the Packers have signed defensive end Devarick Scandrett and defensive back Antonio Malone. Malone has been designated to go to N-F-L Europe this spring.

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