Falcons may lose important front-office cog

The Atlanta Falcons could lose a very important part of their front office.

You don’t hear the name of director of player personnel Les Snead a lot because he operates quietly behind the scenes. But Snead is a top assistant to general manager Thomas Dimitroff and is highly respected around the league. The respect and a stellar reputation is one reason Snead no longer is a secret.

He reportedly is a finalist for the job as general manager in St. Louis. Snead already has interviewed twice with the Rams and is expected to meet with owner Stan Kroenke this weekend. Fellow finalist George Paton, who is Minnesota’s director of player personnel, also is expected to meet with Kroenke this weekend.

Kroenke is expected to make a final decision by early next week.