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Random Ramsdom: Former Rams FB Tim Lester dies of COVID-19 complications at 52

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Tim Lester, a running back-turned-fullback who was drafted by the Rams in 1992, died on Tuesday due to complications from COVID-19. He was 52 years old.

In his eight-year career, Lester also spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys. In his three years with the Rams, he developed a great relationship with running back Jerome Bettis, which is why he followed him to the Steelers where he earned the nickname “The Bus Driver.”

Lester played his collegiate football at Eastern Kentucky University.

After retiring following the 1999 season with the Cowboys, Lester settled down in Milton, Georgia, and became heavily involved in coaching high school football and other community activities.

Now for today’s links.

Rams News:

The Rams defense is pivotal to a deep playoff run (The Ringer)

Davante Adams is ready to face “super elite” Jalen Ramsey (NFL.com)

The Rams secondary could be the Packers’ kryptonite (The Rams Wire)

Listen to the latest comments from the podium (TheRams.com)

NFL News:

Here’s how Davante Adams built a phenomenal connection with Aaron Rodgers (ESPN)

Former Texans players bash the franchise for their recent decisions (ESPN)

Pete Prisco picks the divisional round games (CBS Sports)

Dolphins players are anonymously bashing Tua Tagovailoa (Bleacher Report)

The Jets seem to have Robert Saleh as their top candidate (Pro Football Talk)

The Cowboys are hiring Joe Whitt Jr. as their new secondary coach (NFL.com)