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Random Ramsdom: Rams finalize 2021 sports performance staff

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Los Angeles Rams played a scrimmage football game at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

On Tuesday, the Rams announced that they have finalized their sports performance staff for the 2021 season.

The staff, made up of four members, will have just one returning face in Justin Lovett. Lovett, the team’s head strength coach in 2020, will now don the new title of “Director of Strength and Conditioning”. The three new coaches, all of which will hold the title of assistant Strength and Conditioning coach, are Jamel Cooper, John Griffin, and Zach Witherspoon.

Before joining the Rams staff, Cooper spent the last three seasons as an assistant strength coach at Louisville, Griffin spent three seasons in the NFL with the Jets and Bengals as a running back prior to becoming the assistant director of Strength and Condition for South Carolina, and Witherspoon was most recently the Director of Olympic Sports at New Mexico State.

Now for today’s links.

Rams News:

Rams news roundup (TheRams.com)

Rams finalized their sports performance staff (TheRams.com)

Jordan Fuller learned a lot from Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey in 2020 (The Rams Wire)

Three Rams free agents who could sign one-year deals in 2021 (Ramblin’ Fan)

NFL News:

Alex Smith says he wasn’t wanted in Washington (ESPN)

Dez Bryant wants to play two more seasons, but not with Ravens (ESPN)

Washington Football Team teased a new name in 2022 (Bleacher Report)

Big Ben is expected back with the Steelers in 2021 (NFL.com)

A new 2021 mock draft (CBS Sports)

There’s reported interest between the Dolphins and free agent Aaron Jones (Pro Football Talk)