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Hall of Famer Kevin Greene reportedly named Jets outside linebackers coach

Former NFL player Kevin Greene poses with his

Former NFL player Kevin Greene poses with his bust during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Canton, Ohio. Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

The Jets reportedly have added a Hall of Famer to their staff.

According to Sporting News, coach Todd Bowles has hired Kevin Greene as his outside linebackers coach.

Greene, 54, a two-time first-team All-Pro, has the third-most sacks (160) in NFL history. A fifth-round pick of the Los Angeles Rams in 1985, he went on to be named a five-time Pro Bowler. During his 15-year career, he also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers.

Greene was the Green Bay Packers’ outside linebackers coach from 2009-13. During his tenure, the team defeated the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. But Greene chose to step away from coaching in January 2014 to spend more time with his family.

Greene was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last summer. His mentor with the Packers, Dom Capers, presented Greene in Canton, Ohio.

Bowles fired five assistant coaches Jan. 3, including outside linebackers coach Mark Collins. Collins was hired this week by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Earlier this month, Sporting News reported that Chicago Bears assistant coach Clint Hurtt would sign a two-year deal to be Bowles’ outside linebackers coach, but an agreement never was reached.


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