Mike Trgovac and the Carolina Panthers parted ways Thursday, but the defensive coordinator didn’t have to wait long to find a new job. The Green Bay Press Gazette reported Friday that Trgovac joined the Packers as the defensive line coach. From the story:
- When Mike Trgovac surprisingly became available this week, coach Mike McCarthy quickly hired him as the Green Bay Packers’ defensive line coach, an NFL source said Friday.
- Trgovac was Carolina’s defensive coordinator the past six years, but along with two other defensive assistants for the Panthers, turned down belated contract offers this week to return to the team. McCarthy and Trgovac worked together for a season with the Packers in 1999 under former coach Ray Rhodes, and with McCarthy looking to fill most of his defensive coaching positions this offseason, he turned to Trgovac to oversee the defensive line.