St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - The St. Louis Rams named Tim Walton their new
defensive coordinator on Friday.
Walton was most recently the defensive backs coach for the Detroit Lions from
2009-2012. He was the defensive coordinator at the collegiate level with
Miami-Florida in 2007 and Memphis in 2008.
"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to add Coach Walton to our staff," Rams
head coach Jeff Fisher said, noting the Lions run a similar scheme to that of
the Rams. "Tim is a talented coach and he's spent the last four years working
in our system. He will be a huge asset to our staff and we are all looking
forward to working with him."
Walton replaces Gregg Williams, who was hired as the defensive coordinator
prior to last season but never coached a down after being suspended for the
entire 2012 campaign for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty program.
The Rams opted to go with a committee approach last year rather than replacing
St. Louis appeared to have a deal in place with former Dallas Cowboys
defensive coordinator Rob Ryan last month, but it never formally materialized.
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