Rams QB Nick Foles skips start of OTAs

ByJim Trotter ESPN logo
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

OXNARD, Calif. -- The selection of quarterback Jared Goff in this year's draft may not have made everyone happy in the Rams organization.

Veteran quarterback Nick Foles, a regular when offseason workouts began April 18, has not participated in a team-run training session since the Rams took Goff first overall. The fifth-year pro even skipped the start of organized team activities on Tuesday, and multiple sources told ESPN.com it is because the Rams drafted a quarterback.

After being acquired last offseason in the trade that sent Sam Bradford to the Eagles, Foles signed a two-year, $24.5 million extension that included nearly $13.8 million in guarantees. He started the first nine games but was benched for Case Keenum after throwing only seven touchdowns with six interceptions and five fumbles during a 4-5 start.

Foles received a $6 million roster bonus in March and has a guaranteed base salary of $1.75 million this season. He cannot be fined for his absences because the workouts are voluntary.