St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team is not thinking about a possible relocation to Los Angeles, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Last month, the NFL began a formal market assessment for a possible team in Los Angeles. The city has not had an NFL team since the Raiders and Rams left town following the 1994 season. Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported last month that the Rams are the most likely team to relocate to Los Angeles.
Fisher said the team is not concerned with the rumors. From the Post Dispatch:
“There’s no issues whatsoever with the players,” Fisher said after Wednesday’s practice. “We’ve not discussed anything with the players. Their focus as well as the staff’s focus is on the Arizona Cardinals.”
Fisher's dismissal of the issue came one day after governor Jay Nixon revealed the state will spend the next two months working on a strategy to keep the Rams in St. Louis. The Post-Dispatch's David Hunn reports a two-man team, including former president of Anheuser-Busch David Peacock, will work on a plan for either a new stadium or renovating the Edward-Jones Dome.
The Rams are 3-5 and in last place in the NFC West. They play at the Cardinals on Sunday at 4:25 p.m.
- Andrew Melnick