Packers officially part ways with defensive coordinator Dom Capers

Packers officially part ways with defensive coordinator Dom Capers

Packers officially part ways with defensive coordinator Dom Capers

Green Bay was cruising along at 4-1, but since Rodgers' departure the Packers have lost 4-of-5, and tonight's game has gone from a battle of elite quarterbacks to an expected lamb going to the slaughter.

Demovsky reports that Capers was sacked Sunday after the Packers' 35-11 loss to the Detroit Lions.

The Green Bay Packers and wide receiver Davante Adams reportedly agreed to terms Friday on a four-year, $58 million contract extension that includes an $18 million signing bonus, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. During his first season, he helped lead the Packers to the second-ranked defense in the league, and in 2010, the team ranked fifth in total defense.

The Packers also fired inside linebackers coach Scott McCurley and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac, according to ESPN.

Cover 2 contributor Jason Wilde reports Head Coach Mike McCarthy will consider in-house candidates for the job. Besides Capers and Sanders, McCarthy also fired special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum after the 2014 season.

The Packers have not officially announced the firing of Capers, who joined the team in 2009.

This season, the Packers rank 22nd in total defense, the same mark they had past year. They went 3-8 over their final 11 games, finishing 7-9 while missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

"Let me say this, I'll answer questions about Packers versus the Lions today, OK".

We've entered the fourth season of the annual South Point-lined Play of the Day competition, effective July 1.

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