Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers is not expected to return next season, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Details are in this ESPN story.
Capers, 67, has been in charge of the Packers defense since 2009.
After the Packers’ 35-11 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, coach Mike McCarthy would not address any questions about Capers’ future.
“Let me say this, I’ll answer questions about Packers vs. the Lions today, OK?” McCarthy said. “I get where we’re at this point of the season. I haven’t been in this position for a number of years, but I’m here to answer questions about the game, so let’s not waste each other’s time.”
In this Wisconsin State Journal story last week, Capers said he was focused on Sunday’s game against the Lions.
“If you get caught up in all that, then you have no chance. Because you’re talking about something you have no control over,” Capers said Thursday. “What we do have control over — and I talk with the players about this — our job is to get ready to play each week and go out and perform at a high level. I think if you talk with any of the players, one thing I’ve always believed in (has been) always focusing on the things you have control over. And if you don’t do that in this business, then I think you’re in trouble.”
This marks the first time the Packers have missed the playoffs since 2008. After the 2008 season, McCarthy fired third-year defensive coordinator Bob Sanders and hired Capers.
In Capers’ nine seasons in Green Bay, the Packers have had a top-10 defense only in his first two seasons, although the 2014 defense was one of the NFL’s best in the second half that season.