Report: Rams' GM job George Paton's to lose

The St. Louis Rams have whittled their list of candidates from double-digits to two as they move in on hiring a general manager.

George Paton and Les Snead are the two finalists for the job, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. They are expected to meet with owner Stan Kroenke this weekend and a decision could be reached very soon.

Per Thomas, the job is Paton’s to lose. He is currently the director of player personnel for the Minnesota Vikings and is well regarded in NFL circles. Paton previously was the director of pro personnel for the Miami Dolphins from 2001 to 2006 and worked in the front office for the Chicago Bears prior to that.

Snead is in his third season as director of player personnel for the Atlanta Falcons. He’s been with the Falcons for 13 seasons and prior to that worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Rams received permission to interview Omar Khan of the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this week but indications are that interview will not happen.

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