SI Wire

Report: Gregg Williams Will Leave Saints, Join Jeff Fisher In St. Louis

The bad news keeps coming for the New Orleans Saints -- one day after losing their divisional playoff game to the San Francisco 49ers, it now appears that they'll lose a prominent assistant coach, as well.

According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is expected to leave New Orleans and join new head coach Jeff Fisher in St. Louis.

This news doesn't come as a huge surprise, since Williams and Fisher are already close friends. The two worked together in Houston and Tennessee, with Williams serving as an assistant and later defensive coordinator for the Oilers and Titans.

Schefter reports that the Saints are already on the market for a coach to replace Williams. Former Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo and Miami defensive coordinator Mike Nolan are both candidates, although both men may also be candidates for the Falcons' opening.