Report: Jeff Fisher close to selecting Rams

One report indicates that Jeff Fisher is close to selecting the St. Louis Rams in a move that could begin a domino effect for the NFL clubs looking to hire a head coach.

Howard Balzer of ESPN 101 in St. Louis writes that Fisher is “on the verge” of choosing the Rams over the Miami Dolphins. He cites a variety of reasons, the ones you would expect. St. Louis has quarterback Sam Bradford in place and the Rams compete in the NFC West, which doesn’t have a powerhouse to deal with like the New England Patriots in the AFC East.

The Dolphins are also pursuing Fisher and Balzer couched his report by saying “things can always change” until a contract is signed. Fisher has made it clear these are the only two clubs he is looking at, and he certainly needs two teams to create a competitive bidding atmosphere.

We should know by sometime next week.

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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune

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