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NFL: Three More Coaches Fired


The National Football League coaching changes that started Sunday with the Minnesota Vikings' dismissal of Mike Tice continued with three more head coaches being fired on Monday.

The Saint Louis Rams terminated coach Mike Martz, while the Green Bay Packers fired Mike Sherman and the last-place Houston Texans discharged Dom Capers.

The Rams started the season 2-3 before Martz was sidelined with a heart ailment. He missed the final 11 games of the year while the team ended with a record of 6-10. In more than five seasons, Martz coached Saint Louis to the playoffs four times and to the Super Bowl after the 2001 season.

Green Bay fired Sherman one day after the Packers finished their worst season in 15 years. The Packers beat Seattle on Sunday ending the year 4-12. Sherman finished 57-39 in six seasons and won three straight division titles. But he had a 2-4 record in the playoffs and never got the team to the conference (NFC) championship game.

Dom Capers was let go after Houston finished the season with a league worst record of 2-14, which was also the four-year-old franchise's worst-ever record.

In addition to Tice's firing by the Vikings Sunday, Kansas City Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil retired. During five seasons with the Chiefs, the 69-year-old guided the team to an overall record of 43-36. He was 125-114 in 15 seasons in the NFL.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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