Rams' Search For A GM With Jeff Fisher's Approval Underway

By Anthony Blake

Now that the coaching staff is finalized for Jeff Fisher and company with the St. Louis Rams, the search for the club’s next general manager has resumed. The team took a hiatus from the exploration to allow Fisher enough time to assemble a staff prior to taking part in the quest for a GM.

Monday the Rams hosted two candidates for the gig in St. Louis as Joey Clinkscales (vice president of college scouting for the New York Jets) and George Paton (director of player personnel for the Minnesota Vikings) had their respective chances to impress the organization in the interview process.

The Rams list of potential candidates has been somewhat whittled down from the original nine mentioned as possible fits from the beginning with only Clinkscales, Arizona Cardinals director of player personnel Steve Keim, Miami director of player personnel Brian Gaine, and Indianapolis director of player personnel Tom Telesco left un-hired or un-promoted at this point. Both Gaine and Telesco are expected to be in for interviews at some point this week as the process heats up.

Fisher’s hiring certainly brought some new input to the progression of finding a GM and Paton was an additional of his liking. There is no telling just how quickly the search and subsequent employment of a GM will move along, but with Fisher’s attention solely devoted to that task along with the Rams’ front office at this point, don’t expect it to be long before the team has its new personnel guru in place.

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