The St. Louis Rams interviewed Mike Singletary for their vacant defensive coordinator job, according to reports in CBS Sports and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Rams' defensive coordinator position is the only coordinator job left open in the NFL.
Singletary and former Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Dick Jauron appear to the favorites for the position. Jauron interviewed with the Rams last week.
The Rams reportedly had settled on former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan for the vacancy. But they then abruptly announced that he wasn’t a fit with their scheme, and he signed with the New Orleans Saints.
Singletary, 54, has spent the past two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings as the team's linebackers coach. He was the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers for parts of three seasons from 2008-10, but he has never been a coordinator in the NFL. Singletary interviewed with the Chicago Bears for their head coaching job earlier this offseason, and he has said he would like another shot at becoming a head coach.