Giants eye Capers to replace Spagnuolo

Updated: January 17, 2009, 6:55 PM ET news services

The New York Giants are targeting Dom Capers as their next defensive coordinator, replacing Steve Spagnuolo, who was hired as Rams coach on Saturday, sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen Saturday.

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The Rams and Buccaneers hired new coaches Saturday, Steve Spagnuolo and Raheem Morris.

Capers was New England's special assistant/secondary coach this season.

Capers was given permission and has interviewed for the Packers' defensive coordinator job but is more likely to go with Coughlin. Capers worked with Coughlin in Jacksonville in 1999 and 2000.