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Jeff Fisher steps aside from competition committee

Jeff Fisher


Rams coach Jeff Fisher has his hands full moving to Los Angeles at the moment, so he’s going to take one thing off his plate.

Fisher said at the Scouting Combine that he was stepping aside from the league’s competition committee, telling commissioner Roger Goodell two weeks ago of the decision.

Fisher said he hoped it was a “leave of absence” rather than a permanent shift, with the logistics of taking a team from St. Louis to L.A. gave him enough to do.

The committee has had to deal with some shuffling recently, with chairman Rich McKay of the Falcons was suspended from it for nearly five months after the Falcons were caught pumping fake crowd noise into the Georgia Dome.

The remaining members of the committee include Giants owner John Mara, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, Packers president Mark Murphy, Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome, Texans G.M. Rick Smith, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.