Report: Packers plan to hire former Rams LBs coach Joe Barry as DC

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Joe Barry isn’t staying in Los Angeles after all. After it was reported weeks ago that Barry was leaving the Rams to join Brandon Staley and the Chargers as their defensive passing game coordinator, he’s changed his mind.

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Packers plan to hire Barry as their defensive coordinator. Barry previously worked as the Rams’ linebackers coach and assistant head coach.

He was hired by Sean McVay and the Rams in 2017, coming over from Washington where he was the team’s defensive coordinator for two years.

Barry, 50, was previously the defensive coordinator of the Lions, too, so this is his third stint in that position as an NFL coach. The Rams hired a new defensive coordinator in the last two years, and Barry interviewed for the job last offseason, but McVay went with Staley instead.