As of today, Los Angeles Rams have let defensive coordinator Wade Phillips know that he will not be retained by the team. This has been reported by Gary Klein of the LA Times:
Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has been informed he will not be retained, a person with knowledge of the situation said.
— Gary Klein (@LATimesklein) January 6, 2020
Here is a thread from Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports on the Rams’ rationale:
Quick thread on the Wade Phillips departure with the #Rams…
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) January 6, 2020
No news as of now as to who will replace Phillips. It has been speculated that Aubrey Pleasant might get a promotion or Joe Barry who has been mentioned before. We will keep everyone updated once more news of the situation comes out.
UPDATE: USC head coach Clay Helton has already interviewed Barry for the defensive coordinator position at USC:
— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) January 6, 2020