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Former Packers WR: Ex-defensive coordinator wanted Woodson, Collins, Harris out

According to former Packers receiver Greg Jennings, one of the reasons Mike McCarthy moved on from former defensive coordinator Bob Sanders was a disagreement over personnel.

“Before even Dom came with Bob Sanders and they made the transition to Dom there was a moment with Bob Sanders he wanted to get rid of Charles, Nick Collins and Al Harris. Like he legitimately wanted them gone,” Jennings said on the Friday Locked On Packers podcast.

“And obviously Bob … he ended up letting Bob go.”

Sanders was the Packers defensive coordinator from 2006-2008 and currently coaches the linebackers for the Arizona Cardinals.

Al Harris went to the Pro Bowl for his 2007 season, while Nick Collins and Charles Woodson each had Pro Bowl seasons in 2008, Sanders’ final year with the team.

If what Jennings claims is true, it’s clear why McCarthy felt the team needed to move on. Green Bay replaced Sanders with Dom Capers, still the team’s defensive coordinator.

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Peter Bukowski is an award-winning writer, reporter and broadcaster living in New York. He has covered the NFL for Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Bleacher Report, Yahoo!, and many others. His work has been recognized by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and the Society for Professional Journalists. Peter is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. He hates your favorite team and makes dumb jokes on Twitter.

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