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Report: Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers won't return in 2018

Report: Dom Capers won't return to Packers
Report: Dom Capers won't return to Packers
Posted at 6:43 AM, Dec 31, 2017

UPDATE (Mon. 1:17 p.m.): ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports that the Packers have already fired defensive coordinator Dom Capers, and did it Sunday night. He also says more moves are on the way on defense. The team has sent no confirmation.

ORIGINAL STORY: A report by Adam Schefter of ESPN says that defensive coordinator Dom Capers will no longer be the defensive coordinator of the team after a nine-year tenure.

His last game would be Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

It was not initially clear whether this is the Packers' doing, Capers' choice or a mutual decision.

Capers has been defensive coordinator since 2009. The first two years, with a veteran-laden unit built for his 3-4 defensive scheme, the Packers finished second in yards in 2009 and second in points in 2010.

But since then, the Packers never reached the top 10 in either category. They finished last in yardage in their 2011 season when they went 15-1. The last two years, they finished in the league's bottom half in both yardage and points.