Packers part with Slocum

Packers sign first-round pick

Friday, the Packers announced they released special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum. Slocum worked for the Packers since 2006. 

In a statement, Mike McCarthy wished Slocum well. 

“I would like to thank Shawn for all of his contributions over the past nine years,” McCarthy said. “He was a positive contributor to our success, including helping us win Super Bowl XLV. We wish Shawn, Michelle and their family the best moving forward.”

The season ended with two special teams blunders in the Packers’ NFC Championship loss to Seattle. In the third quarter, Green Bay gave up a touchdown on Seattle’s fake field goal. In the final minutes of regulation, the team allowed Seattle to recover an onside kick. Seattle went on to win the game in overtime.