Rams announce they will NOT hire Rob Ryan

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The St. Louis Rams are back in the market for a defensive coordinator.

It’s been more than two weeks since it was assumed Rob Ryan would be hired as the club’s coordinator and a good week since all indications were, yes, Jeff Fisher was going to hire him to orchestrate the team’s defense.

So much for those plans. Because it sure doesn’t look like Ryan signed a contract.

The franchise went to the length this morning of announcing that Ryan WILL NOT work for the Rams this coming season.

“After extensive conversations regarding defensive philosophy, the Rams and Rob Ryan agreed he was not the right fit for the DC position,” the Rams announced via their Twitter handle.

“The #Rams will conitnue (sic) the interview process with the club's other candidates for the defensive coordinator position.”

So, the man who was going to be out of work only five minutes after being fired by the Dallas Cowboys is still seeking employment. The Rams, meanwhile, are still working to replace the defensive coordinator – Gregg Williams – that they didn’t have last season. Yes, this one is a little bizarre.

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