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Jeff Fisher has made his choice, deciding to become the head coach of the St. Louis Rams, FOXSports.com has learned.
The former coach of the Tennessee Titans was the top candidate of both the Rams and Miami Dolphins. The decision came after several days of deliberation by Fisher, who interviewed with both teams last week.
Fisher spent more than 16 seasons with the Titans and made a Super Bowl appearance before being fired in January 2011. Fisher was 142-120 in the regular season and his teams were 5-6 in the playoffs.
St. Louis was believed to be the more attractive destination due to the presence of young quarterback Sam Bradford, combined with the Rams having significant salary cap space, while owning the second overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Rams billionaire owner Stan Kroenke fired coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney last week following a joint-NFL worst 2-14 season. Kroenke has yet to hire Devaney's replacement.
Meanwhile, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was hoping to lure Fisher to Miami after Ross fired embattled head coach Tony Sparano with three games remaining on the 2011-12 schedule.
The Miami Herald reported last week Ross was prepared to top any offer tabled for Fisher's services.
Newscore contributed to this report
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