With Vikings player personnel director George Paton’s decision to forgo the Rams general manager position, which earned him a promotion to assistant general manager in Minnesota, St. Louis instead has picked Falcons personnel man Les Snead instead to be the next St. Louis GM.
As the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, the Rams are expected to officially announce Snead on Monday.
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The two finalists were expected to meet again with Kroenke this weekend, but Paton decided to return to Minnesota.
"George has been an integral part of our personnel department since he arrived in 2007," Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said, via the team's website, Saturday. "His work ethic, leadership, professionalism and keen eye for identifying talented football players will continue to be a major asset for our organization as we take on the challenges of competing in the NFC North and winning the Super Bowl."
CBSSports.com’s Pete Prisco likes the Rams move, calling Snead a grinder and writing that Fisher “will lean heavily on Snead” because Fisher is “smart that way.”
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