Les Snead to be Rams' general manager

Feb. 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Long-time Atlanta Falcons personnel department staff member Les Snead has been hired as general manager of the St. Louis Rams, the NFL team said Tuesday.

Snead, 37, takes over for Billy Devaney, who was fired after the Rams went 2-14 last season. St. Louis also has a new coach in Jeff Fisher.

"Les Snead is a rising personnel star whose passion for scouting and innovation differentiated him throughout the search process," Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff said 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, who worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 1995-97, was in the Falcons' front office for the past 13 seasons working in the personnel department. He will have final say in personnel decisions for the Rams, the team said.

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