April 19, 2014
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Rams hire Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Gregg Williams is returning to the Rams as defensive
coordinator for the first time since he lost his job in New Orleans as fallout
from the bounty scandal.

The Rams announced the hiring Wednesday. A news conference introducing Williams
will be Thursday. He will replace Tim Walton, who was fired in January after
just one season.

Williams has led five top-five defenses. He was defensive coordinator for the
Saints when he was suspended for the entire 2012 season for the scandal. He was
reinstated by the NFL in February 2013 and served as a senior defensive
assistant for the Titans last season.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher originally hired Williams in January 2012, but dropped
him after the scandal broke.

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