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Los Angeles Rams Defensive Coordinator Wade Philips’ son, Wes, to become Rams’ new tight ends coach

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The Rams have brought on Grandpa Wade’s son to coach the tight ends for 2019.

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Washington announced that they’ve hired a new tight ends coach, which means there’s likely an addition coming to the Los Angeles Rams’ staff in Wes Phillips, current Rams Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips’ son:

As Grant noted, it’s expected that Wes heads to Los Angeles to join his father (and Head Coach Sean McVay) once again. Phillips has spent his 12-year NFL coaching career with only two teams: the Dallas Cowboys (Wade Phillips’ former head coaching spot) and Washington. Wes has generally stayed on the offensive side of the ball being employed as a offensive assistant coach/quality control coach, assistant offensive line coach, and for the past six years (five of which came in Washington) a tight ends coach.

It’s not known what Wes will be asked to coach in Los Angeles, but it could be a possibility for him to take over as quarterbacks coach duties as current QB Coach Zac Taylor is expected to be named the Cincinnati Bengals’ head coach upon the end of the season.


UPDATE:

It looks like Wes will be joining the Rams as a tight ends coach meaning Shane Waldron, the Rams’ tight ends coach the last two seasons, will relinquish those duties. Waldron was promoted in 2018 to also take on passing game coordinator and co-offensive coordinator duties.