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The latest on Dom Capers

Capers is not a done deal just yet.

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Zac Taylor has been officially hired. There is still no word on who his defensive coordinator will be.

The Bengals are on the verge of hiring Zac Taylor as the team’s next head coach.

According to ESPN reporter Dan Graziano, Taylor and the Bengals are expected to strike a deal today, and there should be an introductory press conference on Tuesday:

Taylor is actually in Cincinnati now, presumably to wrap up the deal:

Taylor, the quarterbacks coach of the Rams, saw his season end Sunday when Los Angeles lost to the Patriots, 13-3. Taylor would probably like to take his mind off that painful loss and focus on becoming head coach of the Bengals as soon as possible.

As for who his defensive coordinator will be, Dom Capers is getting the most buzz at the moment. However, it’s not a done deal he ends up in Cincinnati, as other teams would also like to hire him, according to NFL reporter Alex Marvez.

While Capers is a coaching veteran that could help show Taylor the ropes of being the head man of an NFL team, he still would be a questionable hire at best.

Then again, there may not be a better defensive coordinator candidate this late in the process. Jack Del Rio has been mentioned as someone Cincinnati is interested in, but it seems like that ship may have sailed for one reason or another.