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Rams lose another assistant as Shane Waldron goes to Seattle Seahawks as offensive coordinator

Several coaches have left Sean McVay’s staff since end of the season

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When the Los Angeles Rams’ season ended in the NFC divisional round playoffs at the Green Bay Packers 11 days ago, there was no way coach Sean McVay could have envisioned the upheaval to his coaching staff that has unfolded.

McVay now has another opening on his staff as Rams’ passing game coordinator Shane Waldron has been hired by the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks as offensive coordinator.

It is a terrific promotion for Waldron, who was with McVay in Washington before coming to the Rams. Waldron, 41, has been the Rams’ tight ends coach, quarterback coach and passing-game coordinator in his four-season tenure with the Rams. Now, it is onto Seattle for Waldron.

While McVay is surely happy and proud about his assistant getting a promotion in the NFL, Waldron’s hiring in Seattle creates another void on McVay’s staff. The exodus began when defensive coordinator Brandon Staley was hired as the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers a day after the Rams’ season ended.

So, McVay will be busy in the coming days replacing several pieces on his staff.