Quarterback Nick Foles became a spare part for the Rams when they drafted Jared Goff with the first overall pick this year and Wednesday brought a report that Foles has responded by staying away from the team’s offseason workouts since the draft.
During a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed that Foles hasn’t been in attendance and said it wasn’t a case of Foles “not wanting to come in and compete” for a job. Fisher called it “more of a mutual thing” as both sides understand that the quarterback’s future isn’t in Los Angeles.
“As it was correctly reported this morning, he has not been here to participate in the offseason program since the draft,” Fisher said. “I’ve had conversations with Nick, we’re on the same page and we’re trying to work things out.”
Presumably the Rams would like to get something in return for Foles rather than just dropping him from the roster. It might take an injury or other unforeseen development to get a team to make such an offer, although it remains to be seen if the Rams will carry Foles on the roster long enough for such a situation to present itself.