Rams QB Nick Foles misses start of OTAs
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Nick Foles has not participated in off-season workouts since the team drafted Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL draft.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed earlier reports on Wednesday, acknowledging that Foles has not been present since the draft. “I’ve had conversations with Nick and we’re on the same page. And we’re trying to work these out. And that’s pretty much all I can say,” Fisher said, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
“These [workouts] are voluntary,” he continued. We have three quarterbacks on the field right now. It’s hard enough to get reps for all of them. We’re in the process of sorting things out with Nick. It has nothing to do with him not wanting to come in and compete at all. He’s very, very competitive. We appreciate everything he did for us and his leadership (and) his teammates miss him. I don’t have any more information. We’re just trying to work things out.”
The 27-year-old also skipped the first day of organized team activities on Tuesday.
Foles was acquired by the Rams in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Sam Bradford.
Foles played in 11 games last season, including starts in the first nine games of the season. However, he lost his starting job to Case Keenum after a 4–5 start. Foles finished the season throwing for 2,052 yards, seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions.