St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - The St. Louis Rams have named Les Snead as
the club's new general manager.
Snead spent the past 13 seasons in the personnel department with the Atlanta
Falcons. He was one of about 10 candidates for the position, which became
vacant when Billy Devaney was fired in the wake of a 2-14 season.
"Les Snead is a rising personnel star whose passion for scouting and
innovation differentiated him throughout the search process," said Rams Chief
Operating Officer Kevin Demoff in a statement. "His vision for making the Rams
a sustained winner resonated with our entire organization and the energy and
leadership he brings to our building is infectious. He has spent 15 years
preparing for this opportunity and we are confident he will deliver the
results our organization and fans deserve."
Snead will work with new Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, who was hired last month
to replace the fired Steve Spagnuolo, and will have final say on all personnel
The 37-year-old Alabama native started his NFL front office career in the pro
scouting department with Jacksonville in 1995 and remained with the Jaguars
through the 1997 season. He then moved on to Atlanta and helped build a
Falcons team that has won 43 games with three playoff appearances over the
past four seasons.
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