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Rams, Nick Foles trying to work out long-term contract before 2015 NFL season

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According to a report from NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the St. Louis Rams are trying to work out a long-term contract extension with Nick Foles. More from Rapoport:

"One priority for Rams: Lock up QB Nick Foles to a long-term deal. They’ve had initial talks, those’ll ramp up leading up to the season. The target for Rams to sign QB Nick Foles to a long-term deal is prior to the season. They’ll continue to talk. He’ll make $1.5M this year."

Foles, who turns 27 in January, was acquired by St. Louis in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this offseason. The Eagles traded Foles, along with a 2016 second round draft pick and some mid-round draft pick swaps, to the Rams in exchange for Sam Bradford. Bradford is still recovering from injury but all signs point to him being the starter if healthy.

Meanwhile, Foles is projected to the starter in St. Louis. And not for just this season, apparently. If Rapoport's report is true, the Rams are already willing to make a long-term commitment to Foles despite the fact he hasn't played a snap for them yet.

Foles had a lot of success in Philadelphia in 2013, but he really struggled in 2014. He led the NFL in turnovers before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in Week 9. Chip Kelly obviously decided moving on from Foles was the right move for Philadelphia. The Rams seem to think he can be their future.