Raheem Morris, Falcons hire Rams assistant HC Jimmy Lake as defensive coordinator

Raheem Morris is continuing to poach coaches from the Los Angeles Rams’ staff for his new group in Atlanta. After already hiring Zac Robinson as his offensive coordinator, Morris is now bringing Jimmy Lake with him as the Falcons’ defensive coordinator.

Lake was the Rams’ assistant head coach for one season in 2023 after being the head coach of the Washington Huskies for two seasons in 2020-2021. He and Morris only spent one season together in Los Angeles but their connection goes way back.

Lake was on Morris’ staff in Tampa Bay from 2010-2011 when Morris was the Buccaneers’ head coach. They were also both defensive coaches on the Buccaneers in 2007.

It’s unclear who will replace Lake as McVay’s assistant head coach, or whether he will fill that role at all. The Rams have plenty of positions to fill on McVay’s staff already after losing Eric Henderson, Morris, Robinson and now Lake.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire