September 1, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams during the first quarter of a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Gregg Williams Set to Become Tennessee Titans Assistant Head Coach


Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Suspended NFL coach Gregg Williams is reportedly very close to getting a new job. Williams is set to be reinstated by Roger Goodell sometime after the Super Bowl and the Tennessee Titans will waste no time in getting him on their staff, as the team is reportedly “very close” to agreeing to a deal that will make Williams the Titans new assistant head coach when he’s reinstated.

Adam Schefter reported earlier on Saturday that Williams could be reinstated by Goodell before the Super Bowl, which would mean Williams could finalize his contract with the Titans and be prepared to start offseason preparations with the team.

There was some talk this offseason that the Titans could fire head coach Mike Munchak but he ended up being retained. Williams got some head coaching attention last offseason before accepting a job with the Rams as defensive coordinator. Williams got about half a foot in the door before the Bounty-gate anvil dropped and crushed his 2012 season.

But with Munchak on thin ice in Tennessee, this could be a calculated move to oust him should next season go poorly and replace him with Williams. Should Goodell reinstate Williams this week, all of the Bounty-gate loose ends will have been tied up before the Super Bowl.

The NFL hasn’t made any indication of when Williams will be reinstated, but the fact that he already has a job lined up means it can’t be very far off.

 

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