Packers fire Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers

Packers fire longtime defensive coordinator Dom Capers

Ian Rapoport, National Insider for NFL Network and NFL.com, tweeted on Monday, January 1st Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson is expected to transition into a new role within the organization.

The search for a new GM will begin immediately. Thompson has served as Packers GM since 2005. Wolf has been with the Packers since 2004, starting as a pro personnel assistant.

The Packers will more than likely promote from one of the aforementioned in-house candidates rather than seek an outside suitor. Following the 2005 season, which Green Bay would finish with a 4-12 record, Thompson would fire Sherman and replace him with Mike McCarthy. However, Thompson's shift in power is by far the most impactful.




Keep an eye on Eliot Wolf as a potential replacement. If/when Jon Gruden returns as the head coach, he may want his own personnel table-setter, which could put McKenzie in play for Green Bay. The defense ranked 22nd in the league this past season, giving up an average of 24 points a game. He ran the Carolina Panthers' defense from 2003 to "08".

The team has missed the playoffs only three times in his tenure. They also fired defensive coordinator Dom Capers. The only holdovers from the previous staff were Moss, Whitt and McCurley, who was in an administrative role at the time. Capers finished this season with a trio of undrafted rookie corners logging heavy minutes over the final month, when top pick Kevin King and 2015 first- and second-rounders Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins were on injured reserve.

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