Marc Weinreich
Wednesday January 29th, 2014

Gregg Williams and Rams head coach Jeff Fisher spent four years together with the Titans. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images) Gregg Williams and Rams head coach Jeff Fisher spent four years together with the Titans. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

The St. Louis Rams will reportedly name Gregg Williams the replacement for defensive coordinator Tim Walton, who was let go on Wednesday after one season in St. Louis. The news was first tweeted by Chris Mortensen of ESPN.

The 55-year-old Williams was expected to take the job two years ago, but he was suspended by the NFL for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program. He was reinstated in February and spent one season with the Tennessee Titans as the senior assistant defensive coach. Williams helped run the defense for four years under Jeff Fisher when both were with the Titans.

SI WIRE: Tom Brady is the most clutch quarterback, says NFL player poll

The reported hiring of Williams for next season by the Rams comes after St. Louis finished 13th in points allowed and 15th in yards allowed during its one season under Walton. The team also tied for last in the NFL for opponent completion percentage and finished last in yards per pass attempt.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.