According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Rams "plan" to hire Lions DBs coach Tim Walton as their new defensive coordinator.
The Lions' DBs coach since 2009, Walton would seem an odd choice considering how underwhelming the Lions' secondary has been the past four seasons. However, he's well-schooled in the Jeff Fisher coaching philosophy via Fisher disciple Jim Schwartz, and will have veteran guiding hands in Fisher and assistant HC Dave McGinnis. The Rams could be planning a committee approach at defensive coordinator similar to 2012. Walton has never worked for Fisher, so he must be coming with an extremely strong recommendation from Schwartz.