More signs coast clear for Rams' Kroenke

News that the NFL's finance committee has backed St. Louis Rams minority owner Stan Kroenke stands as the latest positive indicator for Kroenke's bid to own the team outright.

The process is running its expected course and will almost certainly pass muster when owners vote at their summer meetings Wednesday.

The finance committee features a group of influential owners. Gaining their approval means Kroenke has made the right connections. The committee features chairman Tom Benson (New Orleans Saints) and members Bud Adams (Tennessee Titans), Arthur Blank (Atlanta Falcons), Joel Glazer (Tampa Bay Bucs), Jim Irsay (Indianapolis Colts), Robert Kraft (New England Patriots), Jeffrey Lurie (Philadelphia Eagles), Bob McNair (Houston Texans) and Wayne Weaver (Jacksonville Jaguars).

2010 NFL Committees: NFC West Participation