Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers won't return in 2018

Tuesday, 02 Jan, 2018

According to NFL Media, current Packers GM Ted Thompson is expected to transition into a new role within the organization.

Green Bay's anti-climactic loss was nevertheless another opportunity to evaluate our boys in the effort of sorting out the players to build around from those that need to be replaced as management attempts to reboot and revitalize a former perennial contender. Wolf has been with the Packers since 2004, starting as a pro personnel assistant.

The NFL Network's Ian Rappaport was the first to report the move, confirmed by other outlets late Monday afternoon.

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Packers fire DC Capers after nine seasons

Assuming Clinton-Dix bounces back next season, it's not a stretch to say he and Clark are the only two defensive picks in the past five drafts that could be considered young defensive playmakers.

Capers is the third coordinator to be fired by Mike McCarthy in 12 years as head coach. Green Bay has accumulated a 125-82-1 record in the 13 seasons with him at the helm, including a Super Bowl title after the 2010 season. He was a scout for the Packers under then GM Ron Wolf and also worked in Seattle from 2000-04. He also was the secondary coach for the New England Patriots in the season before joining the Packers. Ball is viewed as one of the leading candidates despite having a background in finance and not player evaluation. However, the Packers could lose any or all of those scouts if they're bypassed for the GM job. The second was 2008, Aaron Rodgers first year as a starter. Because the publicly owned Packers don't have a traditional owner, Murphy is head of the seven-member executive committee.