The St. Louis Rams have fired head coach Steve Spagnuolo. According to several reports, the team has now confirmed the news that Spagnuolo has been informed of his dismissal. The team will have a meeting with players at 10:30 a.m. and it sounds as though they'll have some availability for the media thereafter.
With Spagnuolo dismissed, the question now turns to whether or not owner Stan Kroenke will fire general manager Billy Devaney. After that question is answered, the team will then turn to finding suitable replacements.
Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network reported this morning that the Rams are expected to pursue Jeff Fisher, the former Titans head coach. He also said that the team may reach out to Jon Gruden, despite his recent statement that he plans to stay with ESPN in the broadcasting booth.
The Rams will have competition for Fisher with a number of other head coaching vacancies expected to open up in the days ahead. Some background on Jeff Fisher here.
As for Spagnuolo, he's expected to have plenty of suitors from teams seeking a defensive coordinator, including possible landings in Philadelphia and New York.
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