Coach McCarthy discusses coaching changes

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy speaks at his end-of-the-season news conference Jan. 4, 2018. (WLUK/Josh Moser)

GREEN BAY (AP/WLUK) -- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy held his end-of-the-year news conference Thursday.

In an interview on WTMJ-AM Thursday, McCarthy says his message to his players as they departed for the offseason was that "there's a standard in Green Bay and we didn't meet it."

McCarthy addressed reports that offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt are the latest coaches to be let go. The coach says the situation with Bennett is still fluid and that they are still communicating. McCarthy says Van Pelt's departure was a contractual personal choice by him.

Defensive coordinator Dom Capers, defensive line coach Mike Trgovac and inside linebacker Scott McCurley are also out. And the Packers are looking for a new general manager as Ted Thompson moves to an advisory role.

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