James Outten (AtlantaFalcons.com)

Falcons lose assistant offensive line coach to Packers

Matt LaFleur raids staff to get new tight ends coach

Falcons assistant coach James Outten, who in an unannounced move by the team was recently promoted to assistant offensive line coach, was hired Monday by the Green Bay Packers.

With Outten and Kyle Flood, leaving for Alabama, the Falcons have two openings on the offensive side of the ball. Outten, who’d been an offensive assistant with the Falcons for two seasons, will coach the tight ends in Green Bay. He was an intern with the Falcons in 2016 and impressed then quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur, who’s the new Packers head coach.

Outten played at Syracuse from 2002-07 and was a three-year starter at center. He helped win the Big East Championship in 2004.

Before joining the Falcons, Outten, a native of Doylestown, Pa., coached at Spring Westfield High in Texas from 2008-15. He was an offensive coordinator/offensive line coach.

Brian Angelichi was Green Bay’s former tight ends coach.

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