Stump Mitchell in mix for possible return to St. Louis

Stump Mitchell began his professional football career 31 years ago as a running back for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Now, he’s got a chance to return to St. Louis as the running backs coach for the Rams. Mitchell interviewed for the job on Monday, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

It is the last remaining position open on Jeff Fisher’s staff and there could be another candidate or two in the mix, per the report. Mitchell currently is the head coach at Southern University-Baton Rouge. The 52-year-old played for the Cardinals for nine seasons, spending the final two as a member of the Phoenix Cardinals after the franchise relocated.

Mitchell was on Mike Holmgren’s staff in Seattle for eight seasons and also worked as an assistant for the Washington Redskins. He was a beloved player while with the Cardinals because he did a lot as an undersized back at 5-9, 188 pounds.

Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs

Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune

Upcoming Games

Nov 23rd, 8:15 PM

LA Rams +4.5 -110

Tampa Bay -4.5 -110

@

Nov 26th, 12:30 PM

Houston -2.5 +100

Detroit +2.5 +100

@

Nov 26th, 4:30 PM

Washington +3 +100

Dallas -3 +100

@

Nov 26th, 8:20 PM

Baltimore +4.5 -110

Pittsburgh -4.5 -110

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Carolina +4.5 -110

Minnesota -4.5 -110

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Tennessee +4 -110

Indianapolis -4 -110

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Arizona -2.5 -110

New England +2.5 -110

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Cleveland -6.5 -110

Jacksonville +6.5 -110

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Miami -7 -120

NY Jets +7 -120

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Las Vegas -3 -110

Atlanta +3 -110

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

NY Giants -5.5 -110

Cincinnati +5.5 -110

@

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

LA Chargers +5.5 -110

Buffalo -5.5 -110

@

Nov 29th, 4:05 PM

San Francisco +7 +100

LA Rams -7 +100

@

Nov 29th, 4:05 PM

New Orleans -6 -115

Denver +6 -115

@

Nov 29th, 4:25 PM

Kansas City -3 -110

Tampa Bay +3 -110

@

Nov 29th, 8:20 PM

Chicago +7.5 -110

Green Bay -7.5 -110

@

Nov 30th, 8:15 PM

Seattle -5.5 -110

Philadelphia +5.5 -110

@