GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Green Bay Packers have fired defensive coordinator Dom Capers and other members of the defensive coaching staff, according to ESPN reporter and Cover 2 contributor Rob Demovsky.
Demovsky reports that Capers was fired Sunday after the Packers' 35-11 loss to the Detroit Lions.
The team also fired inside linebackers coach Scott McCurley and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac, according to Demovsky's reporting.
The Packers defense finished 22nd in the NFL this season. The defense hasn't finished among the top 10 teams since the 2010 Super Bowl season.
The news of Capers' firing is also being reported by NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.
Cover 2 contributor Jason Wilde reports Head Coach Mike McCarthy will consider in-house candidates for the job.
Action 2 Sports director Chris Roth says to keep an eye on Vic Fangio, the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears. Reporter Dave Schroeder says Aaron Rodgers has spoken highly of Fangio defenses in San Francisco and Chicago.
The Packers finished the season 7-9 after Sunday's 35-11 loss to the Lions in Detroit. It's the team's first losing season since 2008.
The Packers have not officially announced the firing of Capers, who joined the team in 2009.
McCarthy refused to address rumblings of Capers' firing Sunday.
"Let me say this, I’ll answer questions about Packers versus the Lions today, OK. 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," McCarthy said.