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Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/02/2012

Steve Spagnuolo fired by St. Louis Rams (updated)

Steve Spagnuolo has been fired by the Rams. (Dilip Vishwanat / Getty Images)
The first of the NFL coaches to be fired on Black Monday is Steve Spagnuolo of the St. Louis Rams.

Spagnulo, 10-38 in three seasons in St. Louis, was fired this morning by owner Stan Kroenke, as first reported by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports. General Manager Billy Devaney also was fired, according to ESPN.

The moves were widely expected — as ESPN reported Sunday.

The Rams finished 2-14 this season, tied with Indianapolis for the fewest wins, and are set to get the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft in April. The Rams have had four top-two picks in the last five seasons.

There are now vacant head-coaching positions in Jacksonville, Kansas City and Miami with St. Louis’ perhaps the sexiest, given the presence of quarterback Sam Bradford and another high draft pick.


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