Report: Gregg Williams yet to file for reinstatement

  • By Marc Sessler
  • Around the League Writer
  • Updated: Dec. 16, 2012 at 12:19 p.m.

Gregg Williams is still under contract with the St. Louis Rams, but his return to the sideline is anything but guaranteed.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Williams -- suspended indefinitely by the league for his role in the Saints' "bounty" scandal -- has yet to apply for reinstatement. The former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator is expected to begin the process soon, according to Schefter. It was reported last month that Williams wanted to bump up his hearing from February, after the Super Bowl, to December, in order to better align himself for potential coaching openings.

Williams' future with the Rams remains cloudy. St. Louis has the coach under contract through the 2014 season, but the organization remains tight-lipped about their plans for Williams. His son, Blake Williams, still works for the Rams as a defensive assistant.

Williams might have trouble latching on with another NFL team. He's burnt bridges with his actions and testimony to the league and presents a complex problem for potential employers. Williams is a talented coach, but a tainted one.