Former Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry hasn't been out of work for long.
Less than two weeks after being fired after three seasons in Green Bay, Barry will join the Miami Dolphins coaching staff, a source has confirmed. Barry will return to his roots and will coach the midfielders.
In his final season as Packers defensive coordinator, Barry's unit ranked 17th overall in yards allowed but was 10th in points allowed. However, the unit ranked 28th and 26th in rushing yards allowed the last two seasons.
NFL Network was first to report Barry's hiring by the Dolphins.
Barry will replace Anthony Campanile, who coincidentally is expected to join the Packers as the new linebackers coach, as reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Campanile interviewed twice for the Dolphins' defensive coordinator position, but his contract expires after the 2023 season.
The Dolphins hired former Baltimore Ravens defensive line coach and assistant coach Anthony Weaver as their new defensive coordinator last week, after parting ways with Vic Fangio in January. Fangio was later hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as their new defensive coordinator.
Campanile is one of several hires the Packers have made since they hired Boston College coach Jeff Hafley as their new defensive coordinator last week. Defensive line coach Vince Ojobasi will reportedly bring with him from Boston College.
Hafley and coach Matt LaFleur have retained Packers secondary coach Ryan Downard and pass rush specialist Jason Rebrowicz, a source told ESPN. However, the Packers have allowed several other coaches to pursue other opportunities, including defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery, who will join the New England Patriots as defensive line coach, a source told ESPN.
Other coaches who will not return to the Packers include inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti and passing game coordinator Greg Williams.
ESPN's Marcel Louis Jacques contributed to this report.
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