Capers, 67, is coming to the end of his ninth season in charge of the Packers’ defense and earlier this week said “my plans are from week to week in this business.”
“One thing I’ve learned through a long career is you don’t want to spend any time in this business concerning yourself with things that you don’t have any control over, you know? You put the blinders on, you go to work, you try to be consistent in the way you do things and try to get guys ready to play,” Capers said.
Packers’ Cole Madison May Not Return
Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Cole Madison, a 2018 fifth-round draft pick, left the team following the conclusion of their offseason last June and did not return to the team due to a “personal matter.”
According to The Athletic’s Michael Cohen, Madison left due to the death of his college teammate Tyler Hilinski, and it could prevent him from returning to the team.
“The death of Tyler is in his head,” a source familiar with Madison’s situation told Cohen. “I don’t think he’s coming back. At least he’s not showing signs of it right now.”
Hilinski, a quarterback at Washington State who had been dealing with CTE, took his own life in January 2018.
“He’s still dealing with some of the things that he was dealing with at the beginning of the season last year,” Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said of Madison.
“Obviously we wish him the best and we’d love to, at some point, get him out there on the field to help us. But when that time is going to be, we’re not there yet.”
Packers Bringing Back Jimmy Graham in 2019
Graham will receive a $5 million roster bonus on March 15th, and Green Bay is fully expected to pay the tab to keep him on the team moving forward.
Graham hauled in 55 passes for 636 yards and two touchdowns for Green Bay last season.
49ers, Packers Interview Wes Welker
Welker has spent the last two seasons serving as an offensive assistant with the Houston Texans.
Welker was blocked from interviewing for the Denver Broncos’ wide receiver coaching gig last year.
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