New linebackers coach comes from KC

Originally Published: January 28, 2004
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz finally filled the last opening on his staff, hiring former Kansas City Chiefs linebackers coach Joe Vitt in the same capacity.

The move comes after Chiefs officials denied the Rams' request to interview Vitt. The issue became moot, though, when Vitt's contract with the Chiefs expired Tuesday. Essentially a coaching free agent, Vitt then met with Rams officials and signed a contract.

"For me, it's like coming home," Vitt said. "I've been friends with ...

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