A&M's Cromwell a candidate for NFL job

Veteran Texas A&M offensive coordinator Nolan Cromwell is among the candidates for the vacancy at wide receivers coach for the St. Louis Rams.

Cromwell, who has been Mike Sherman's offensive coordinator in each of his first two seasons with the Aggies, has talked with St. Louis coach Steve Spagnuolo, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Cromwell played 11 seasons with the Rams during his pro football career and also served as an assistant with the team in 1991 with John Robinson's staff in Los Angeles.

He later coached with Green Bay from 1992 through 1998 and in Seattle from 1999 through 2007.

The Aggies already replaced their defensive coordinator when Joe Kines stepped down and was replaced by former Air Force defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter.

Changing offensive coordinators so close to spring practice could present some abrupt changes for quarterback Jerrod Johnson before heading into his senior season. With seven starters returning, the Aggies' offensive unit is expected to be the team's biggest strength heading into the 2010 season.