Former Auburn star Kevin Greene lands new NFL coaching gig

Kevin Greene
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Kevin Greene, a former Auburn standout, was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame last year, but hasn’t been seen on the sidelines since he left the Green Bay Packers coaching staff in 2014 to spend more time with his family.

However, it appears the ex-Tiger is ready to give coaching another try, as it was reported on Friday afternoon that he was taking a job coaching outside linebackers with the New York Jets:

Greene recorded 11 sacks in his senior year at Auburn, winning the 1984 SEC Defensive Player of the Year award.

In a 15-year NFL career that saw him play for the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers (twice) and San Francisco 49ers, Greene recorded 160 sacks and forced 23 fumbles while leading the NFL in sacks in both 1994 and 1996.

Greene helped coach the Packers to a Super Bowl XLV victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers and will look to help get the Jets back on track after a highly disappointing 2016 season.

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