Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/27/11
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The St. Louis Rams are expected to fire head coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney - moves that could bring Jon Gruden out of the broadcast booth. The San Diego Union-Tribune, citing league sources, reported that Rams owner Stan Kroenke will overhaul his staff after the season. Kroene's top target for general manager is A.J. Smith, who could be in danger of losing his job with the San Diego Chargers. According to the newspaper report, Smith has a long friendship with Gruden, the current ESPN analyst who has been a head coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders. Gruden signed a five-year contract extension in October, but the report said he has decided to return to the sidelines and that ESPN is already preparing for his departure. Gruden was traded by the Raiders to Tampa Bay and would up leading the Buccaneers to victory in Super Bowl XXXVII. Meanwhile, Spagnuolo is a certainly to be hired as defensive coordinator with the Philadelphia Eagles.
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