- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 14, 2007

According to ESPN.com, Miami signed defensive coordinator Dom Capers to a contract that will make him the highest-paid assistant in the NFL.

Redskins assistant head coach/defensive coordinator/defensive grand pooh-bah Gregg Williams held that title during the 2006 season, making $2.6 million.

ESPN says Capers’ deal is three years for $8.1 million. His salary in 2007 will be $2.6 million but then he moves up by $100,000 in both 2008 and 2009.

It’s an interesting move by the Dolphins, who do not have a head coach. This suggests they’re thinking about hiring an offensive-minded coach and he will have to make more than Capers.

* I’ve arrived at the Superdome for tonight’s Eagles-Saints game. One of the odd things about the stadium is the visiting team enters through one end zone and has to walk the length of the field to the other end zone where the locker rooms are. That’s probably why the gates haven’t opened yet. It’s a pretty good atmosphere outside the dome, though.

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