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Rams interviewing Fisher

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 19, 2013 at 09:58 AM

Jeff Fisher is interviewing for the St. Louis Rams' coaching job after previously meeting with the Miami Dolphins.

The Rams on Thursday said initial interviews are taking place in Denver, with owner Stan Kroenke an active participant. Kroenke's family also owns the NBA's Denver Nuggets and the NHL's Colorado Avalanche.

Unlike Steve Spagnuolo, who was fired Monday after going 10-38 over three seasons, Fisher offers the Rams plenty of head coaching experience. He has a career record of 142-120 and led the Titans to at least 12 wins four times.

The Rams, 2-14 this season, also are looking for a new general manager to replace Billy Devaney.

Scott's gesture costly

The Jets fined linebacker Bart Scott $10,000 for an obscene gesture he made toward a photographer in the team's locker room Monday.

After gathering items from his locker at the team's facility in Florham Park, N.J., Scott walked past reporters and then turned, stuck out his middle finger and used an expletive while telling a photographer to get the camera out of his face.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Scott would not face additional discipline from the league.

Chargers fire assistant

The Chargers have fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky after only one year on the job. The move came four days after the Chargers finished 8-8 and out of the playoffs for the second straight year.

Manusky, a former NFL linebacker, was hired last offseason to replace Ron Rivera, who left to become coach of the Panthers.

Chargers coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith are returning next season.

TV: More than 200 million television viewers watched NFL games this season, with an average of 17.5 million per game. According to The Nielsen Company, it was the NFL's second-highest viewership average since 1989, behind only last season (17.9 million).

NFL games accounted for 23 of the 25 most-watched TV shows among all programming. The 16 most-viewed shows on cable TV were NFL games.

OBITUARY: Former Patriots linebacker and special teams player Ray Costict, who played from 1977-79, died Tuesday in Orlando at age 56. No cause of death was given.