Packers to add veteran 49ers position coach Mike Solari

BY Alex Marvez • February 9, 2015

The Green Bay Packers will be adding one of the NFL’s senior offensive line coaches to their staff.

A source told FOX Sports that Mike Solari is leaving San Francisco for the Packers.

Solari, 60, has 28 years of NFL coaching experience with five different franchises. Solari spent the past five seasons with the 49ers, which fielded one of the league’s most prolific rushing attacks during that span.

The bulk of San Francisco’s offensive coaches have left since defensive line coach Jim Tomsula was promoted to head coach to replace Jim Harbaugh, who left for the same position at the University of Michigan.

It wasn’t immediately known what Solari’s exact role will be in Green Bay. James Campen has served as offensive line coach since 2007, and in 2014 the unit was the team’s strongest in years.

Solari’s hiring would be part of rumored Packers staff changes following the team’s 28-22 overtime loss to Seattle in the NFC championship game. Green Bay radio station WDUZ-FM reported Sunday that McCarthy was considering ceding his play-calling responsibilities to Tom Clements, who would be promoted from offensive coordinator to assistant head coach. Edgar Bennett would then shift from wide receivers coach to offensive coordinator.

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