Coach Mike McCarthy intends to keep calling the offensive plays for the Green Bay Packers.

But he has two vacancies on his staff after running backs coach Sam Gash and tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot were fired = Tuesday.

Now if quarterback Aaron Rodgers can just get back a healthy complement of receivers for the 2016 season, the Packers could have an easier time moving the ball.

The process of figuring out what went wrong in 2015 started this week for McCarthy after the Packers lost to Arizona 26-20 in overtime in the NFC playoffs to finish 11-7.

Wide reciever Jordy Nelson's absence wasn't the only problem. Rodgers didn't play up to his typical, two-time NFL MVP standards. Injuries battered the offensive line. The running game wasn't consistent.

McCarthy took back play-calling responsibilities in December from associate head coach Tom Clements. McCarthy has said he anticipated Clements would return, though Gash and Fontenot were let go.


•The Eagles hired former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz to be their defensive coordinator. Schwartz was the first assistant brought in by new head coach Doug Pederson. He last coached in 2014 as Buffalo's defensive coordinator.

•The Patriots placed linebacker Jerod Mayo on injured reserve because of a shoulder injury suffered Saturday against the Chiefs, ending his season.