Dom Capers, Packers' defensive boss since '09, fired

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On one of the wildest days the organization has seen in recent memory, the biggest bombshell was the news that Ted Thompson is out as Green Bay's general manager. News of Trgovac's and McCurley's departure broke around 3 p.m. Monday.

The Green Bay Packers' first losing season in nine years has created a tidal wave of change within the franchise.

Thompson was hired as Green Bay's general manager in January, 2005 - almost 13 years ago - and has led one of the NFL's most steady organizations ever since.

Capers had been the defensive coordinator with the Packers since 2009, helping the team win a Super Bowl during the 2010 season. Thompson has also been criticized a bit for not being aggressive in free agency whatsoever.

The Packers have a 135-90-1 record under Thompson, who took quarterback Aaron Rodgers with his first draft pick (No. 24 overall) in 2005. In 2014, the Packers led Seattle, 19-7, with three minutes left in the NFC Championship Game, but eventually lost on overtime.

NFL Network first reported Monday night that Thompson would no longer continue in the role he assumed in 2005 after then-Packers GM/coach Mike Sherman was stripped of his GM duties.

When news of Capers' dismissal broke Monday afternoon, an National Football League source said that although McCarthy was planning to consider some internal candidates to replace Capers - he should attract plenty of outside applicants as well - he was also set to let other position coaches on the defensive side of the ball go.

The Packers have not officially announced the firing of Capers, who joined the team in 2009. After the 2008 season, McCarthy fired third-year defensive coordinator Bob Sanders and hired Capers.

The Packers have a handful of in-house candidates that could be ready to take over for Thompson.

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