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Tim Walton, St. Louis Rams working on DC contract


The St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions assistant coach Tim Walton are working on a contract to make him the new defensive coordinator in St. Louis, according to a Rams source.

The sides are close to finalizing the agreement, and the Rams hope to have Walton in place early next week, in advance of the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

The Rams also interviewed Rob Ryan, Mike Singletary and Dick Jauron for the position.

Walton has been with the Lions since 2009. He has 14 years of experience as a college coach, including a stint as defensive coordinator at the University of Memphis in 2008.

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher originally hired Gregg Williams as his defensive coordinator when he took the Rams job before last season, but Williams was suspended from the NFL in 2012 because of his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.

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