Foles agreed to a reduction in guaranteed money for his release and the opportunity to sign with a team of his choice. He skipped the Rams' off-season workouts due to frustration over the team selecting quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.
The 27-year-old was traded from the Eagles to the Rams for Sam Bradford, and would go on to sign a two-year, $24.5 million extension. After starting the first nine games this past season, Foles was benched in favor of Case Keenum. This move came after he threw just seven touchdowns with six interceptions and five fumbles while going 4-5.
Another key player cut ties with their team this week, but this one may signal the end of an impressive career. Wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester was released by the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday. The 33-year-old did say after the release that he does plan on continuing his career.
Injuries may have ended Hester's stint with Atlanta, as he missed the first 11 games of the 2015 campaign due to a toe injury. The former Chicago Bear underwent surgery for the injury in January. In order to fully recover from it, he did not participate in any off-season workouts.
Since getting drafted in the second round by the Bears, Hester has broken multiple records with his speed and ability. He holds the NFL mark for most return return touchdowns with 20. The four-time Pro Bowler also holds the record with 14 punt return touchdowns. His returns were not as eventful last season, as he took back nine kickoffs for 235 yards, and eight punts for 34 yards.