Report: Panthers' Flajole joins Rams

Updated: January 21, 2009, 1:36 PM ET
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Carolina Panthers assistant Ken Flajole has joined the St. Louis Rams as defensive coordinator, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday, citing league sources.

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Flajole, most recently the linebackers coach for the Panthers, will join offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur on new coach Steve Spagnuolo's staff, according to the report.

Flajole, 54, has spent the past six seasons on the Panthers' staff. He also was an assistant with the Seattle Seahawks, the Green Bay Packers and at Missouri .

The newspaper also reported that the Rams had obtained permission from the University of Minnesota to speak with assistant Paul Ferraro for their special teams coaching vacancy. Ferraro, a college teammate of Spagnuolo, has been the Golden Gophers' special team coach for the past three seasons.

Spagnuolo was introduced as the Rams' head coach on Monday.

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