Steve Spagnuolo has agreed to turn into the subsequent defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, according to a league source.
Spagnuolo hasn’t signed a contract, but it’s expected to occur Thursday.
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Spagnuolo became a coaching cost-free agent when he was fired as head coach of the St. Louis Rams on Jan 2.
He was defensive coordinator for the New York Giants for two seasons (2007-08) just before coaching the Rams for the final three seasons, compiling a 10-38 record. He has an extensive defensive background, coaching on that side of the ball for eight seasons in Philadelphia under esteemed coordinator Jim Johnson.
The position in New Orleans became available when former coordinator Gregg Williams agreed to take the identical position on Jeff Fisher’s staff with the Rams, according to league sources. That didn’t come as a surprise to Saints head coach Sean Payton, who mentioned Tuesday it was apparent just before the season ended that Williams was most likely to join Fisher.
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