Rams add Skip Peete as running backs coach

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The Los Angeles Rams officially added another coach to their staff over the weekend, hiring Skip Peete as the running backs coach.

Peete's hiring comes only a few days after the Rams hired Mike Groh as receivers coach/passing game coordinator as head coach Jeff Fisher moves closer to filling the openings on his staff.

"Skip's success in the NFL is well documented and I think our young backs will benefit from his knowledge and experience," Fisher said in a statement. "He's ready to get to work and we're excited to have him here."

Like Groh, Peete comes to the Rams after having the Chicago Bears as his most recent previous stop in the league. Peete coached Bears running backs from 2013-14 and has extensive experience coaching running backs that dates to 1998 in the NFL. His prior stops include Dallas and Oakland, as well as college jobs at UCLA, Rutgers, Michigan State and Pittsburgh.

Peete is the brother of Rodney, the former NFL quarterback, and played his college ball as a wide receiver at Arizona and Kansas. With Peete in the fold, the Rams still have an opening for a tight ends coach, though it's possible there could be some more tweaks to the coaching staff this offseason.