On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Rams officially announced that the team had released quarterback Nick Foles.
The news came with little surprise, as the Rams had traded up to pick quarterback Jared Goff with the no. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. With Case Keenum also on the roster, Foles appeared to be the odd man out, and the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback did not take part in offseason workouts, with Rams coach Jeff Fisher hinting that the team would be looking to trade the quarterback.
With training camp starting on Saturday for the Rams and no trade forthcoming, Fisher and company finally decided to release the quarterback considered surplus to requirements.
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"We have been in contact with Nick and his representation throughout the offseason and we feel that this is the best decision for all parties involved," Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher said in a team statement. "We appreciate the contributions that Nick has made to our organization in his time as a Ram and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."
Foles originally joined the Rams in 2015 via trade, started 11 games and threw for 2,052 yard and seven touchdowns during the 2015 NFL season.