Last night, differing (and not necessarily contradictory) reports emerged regarding the status of Rob Ryan as the Saints’ next defensive coordinator.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Saints “plan” to hire Ryan. Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that the Saints will interview Ryan on Friday, a day after they interview Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.
We confirmed the latter before calling it a night. Now, we can confirm the former.
Per a league source, Ryan to the Saints is “basically a done deal.”
That said, Ryan to the Rams was “basically a done deal.” And if we’ve learned anything so far this offseason, it’s that there’s no such thing as a done deal until the deal is done.