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The former Rams defensive coordinator could be back in the NFL very soon, but not in St. Louis.
Gregg Williams is apparently free to start looking for NFL coaching jobs again. However, he will not be in the mix for any of the coaching vacancies with the St. Louis Rams, according to a report today.
W/Payton reinstated, I'm told Gregg Williams has been free to pursue coaching jobs; Commish would address early reinstatement if he had job— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 22, 2013
Gregg Williams will not be returning to St. Louis. The Rams will be hiring a new defensive coordinator.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 22, 2013
Saints head coach Sean Payton was reinstated on Tuesday by the NFL. Williams, per the news from LaCanfora, is not reinstated because he doesn't have a job, which means the Rams have cut ties with him.
Rob Ryan was in town over the weekend for a job interview. He left Saturday without a contract.
While we don't know if Ryan's coming back to St. Louis anytime soon, we do know that Gregg Williams is not ... unless he has some boxes in Fisher's garage or something, which could be really awkward. There are still a few notable defensive coordinator jobs open, including the Eagles and Jets.
I think it might be a surprise to Williams in the NFL for 2013. Stranger things have happened.
Then again, maybe not.
Sounds like Gregg Williams has been free to pursue NFL jobs since about Jan. 1 and he has had contact with some teams.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 22, 2013