Foles released by Los Angeles Rams


Nick Foles will hit the free-agent quarterback market after the Los Angeles Rams released him on Wednesday.

The former Philadelphia Eagles player was brought over via a QB swap that sent Sam Bradford in the other direction in March 2015 and signed a two-year contract with the Rams ahead of last season.

But neither Foles nor Bradford impressed for their new teams and both franchises selected quarterbacks with the number one and two selections of the 2016 draft.

The Rams picked Jared Goff and have also expressed confidence in quarterback Case Keenum, which left Foles as the odd man out. After failing to find a trade partner, the Rams allowed him to leave without seeing out the final year of his deal.

The 27-year-old threw seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 11 starts last season, a far cry from his 2013 peak for the Eagles which saw him produce 27 passing TDs and just two picks in 10 starts (13 games) - form that earned him a Pro Bowl selection.

"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," head coach Jeff Fisher told the Rams' website. 

"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 endeavours."

Foles will not be subject to waivers which means he can decide which team to sign for, with the New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins all reportedly interested.