Falcons to hire Rams DC Raheem Morris as head coach: Sources

The Atlanta Falcons plan to hire Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris as the team’s head coach, according to team sources.

Atlanta seemed like a destination for former New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick after he interviewed for the job. But Atlanta is bringing Morris back to the division as he previously served as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach from 2009 to 2011 and on Atlanta’s staff from 2015 to 2020.

The Falcons fired Arthur Smith right after the 2023 season ended after the team finished 7-10.

Morris went 17-31 in his three seasons with the Bucs. He served as defensive coordinator, and then interim coach with the Falcons in 2020 after the team fired Dan Quinn. Morris went 4-7 in the interim role in his one season with the team before going to the Rams as defensive coordinator for the past three seasons.

This is a developing story. More to come.

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