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Jeff Fisher Signs Two-Year Contract Extension to stay with Rams

The Los Angeles Rams have signed head coach Jeff Fisher to a two-year contract extension.

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    Jeff Fisher Signs Two-Year Contract Extension to stay with Rams
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    Head coach Jeff Fisher of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates as he runs off the field. Fisher has reportedly signed a two-year contract extension to stay with the Rams through 2018.

    It looks like Eric Dickerson won't be on the sidelines any time soon.

    The Los Angeles Rams signed head coach Jeff Fisher to a two-year contract extension through the year 2018 as first reported by NFL Network's  Ian Rapport on Sunday morning before the team took on the New England Patriots in Foxborough. 

    As reported by Rapport, the agreement, which likely will have an opt-out clause by the team after the 2017 season, was initially agreed to in the preseason after Fisher guided the Rams through the very difficult relocation process from St. Louis to Los Angeles.

    The deal was signed at some point during the season, which also helps explain why the Rams' front office has continued to praise Fisher and told everyone to judge him outside "the prism of just the record," even though the Rams are headed for another losing season. 

    Fisher is in the sixth and final year of his original contract with the team and has never had a single winning season over that span. The last time Fisher had a winning season as a head coach was in 2008 with the Tennessee Titans.

    Fisher has been on the hot seat in recent weeks for his decision not to start No. 1 overall draft pick Jared Goff until week 11 of the season, the team's performance on the field, and a very public spat with former Rams Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson. 

    Dickerson recently told the public that Fisher denied a request for sideline passes for his friends, and asked him not to be on the sidelines for Rams home games after criticizing the team publicly. 

    Dickerson called out the coach and vowed to never come to another home game as long as Fisher remained as the head coach. 

    Fisher and general manger Les Snead reportedly received the same deal, and appears to be no more than a one-year consolation prize for managing the team through the moving process. 

    The Rams could still fire both Fisher and Snead after the season, and only owe them one-year of salary, but it's likely they will allow the duo one more season to turn things around.

    Neither Fisher nor Snead has spoken publicly about the extension, but with the release of the news on Sunday, expect the head coach to be asked about it during his postgame press conference in New England on Sunday.

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