Los Angeles Rams release former Arizona Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles

Posted at 1:35 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 16:35:33-04

The Los Angeles Rams have released former Arizona Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles after failing to find a trade destination for the disgruntled quarterback.

The Rams announced the move Wednesday, one day before their veterans report to training camp.

Foles hasn't been around the Rams since they traded up to choose California quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the draft this spring. The veteran skipped offseason workouts while Los Angeles attempted to trade him.

Foles spent just one season with the Rams, who acquired him from Philadelphia in a trade for Sam Bradford. Foles started 11 games for St. Louis last season, throwing for 2,052 yards and seven touchdowns for the NFL's worst passing offense.

Goff and veteran Case Keenum are competing for the starting job at training camp.

Foles started three seasons at Arizona. He led the Wildcats to a second-place Pac-10 finish and Holiday Bowl appearance in 2009, and he completed 69 percent of his passes and threw for 28 touchdowns in his senior season of 2011.