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St. Louis Rams quarterback Nick Foles signed a multi-year contract extension Friday, according to ESPN.com. Foles' deal is reportedly for two additional years and will pay him $14 million guaranteed through 2017. He was acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles during the offseason in a deal that sent former No. 1 overall pick, quarterback Sam Bradford, to the Eagles. Foles enters his fourth season in the NFL having played 28 games. He is coming off an injury-riddled 2014 season, when he only appeared in eight games and threw 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while dealing with a broken collarbone. Foles threw an impressive 27 touchdowns compared to two interceptions in 13 games during the 2013 season but fell out of favor with Eagles head coach Chip Kelly due to a lack of mobility. Foles' salary puts him in the mid-range for starting quarterbacks.

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Frank Cignetti, the Rams' new offensive coordinator, has been impressed with Foles' work this offseason, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "Nick Foles, first off, is an unbelievable person," Cignetti said. "High character. Great leadership. He does a great job in the classroom, great in the locker room. He's able to take the teaching from the classroom to the field. Every day you've seen that Nick has gotten better."

The report notes that Foles, who was acquired by the Rams in March, saw of plenty of reps during the team's on-field sessions in June. While the 26-year-old signal-caller is locked in as his new team's starter, now that he no longer helms coach Chip Kelly's offense, it remains to be seen how much of a bounce-back Foles experiences after a disappointing 2014 campaign in which he recorded a 13:10 TD:INT ratio in eight games for the Eagles, well off the impressive 27:2 mark he turned in during the 2013 season. Though a new deal does not appear imminent, ESPN.com replays that earlier this month the Rams began preliminary talks with Foles and his agent with an eye toward coming to terms on a long-term contract extension.

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The Eagles will reportedly trade Foles (collarbone) to the Rams in exchange for Sam Bradford, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Foles' future with the Eagles appeared cloudy when the team recently re-signed Mark Sanchez to a two-year deal with a maximum value of $16 million, but Tuesday's deal is a nonetheless a shocker. Once finalized, the move -- which may also include draft picks -- clearly puts Foles in line to start at QB for the Rams, though in such a scenario his fantasy value figures to take a hit, while working outside the context of Chip Kelly's offense.

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Foles may be the odd man out in Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The Eagles have been heavily linked to Marcus Mariota, and it was revealed Sunday that Mark Sanchez reached a two-year agreement to remain in Philadelphia. Sanchez got a very favorable contract for a backup quarterback, indicating that he's an important part of the organization's plans. That strongly points to a situation involving a young signal-caller, in which case Foles would likely be traded to a quarterback-needy team.

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Foles claims his collarbone has fully healed, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Foles added that he would have been able to play had the Eagles made the playoffs, suggesting he isn't greatly bothered by any lingering effects. The three-year veteran should effectively be ready to perform at the start of training camp, though he's set to be a free agent in 2016, and has been the subject of many offseason trade rumors. Until further notice, the 26-year-old is the Eagles' projected starter for 2015, and if he can hang on to the job, there's plenty of fantasy potential to be had in this fast-paced offense.

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Coach Chip Kelly confirmed Monday that Foles (collarbone) is out for Sunday's game against the Giants, the Eagles' official site reports.

With the Eagles out of playoff contention, Foles' 2014 season is over, with Mark Sanchez set to remain the team's starter at QB in Week 17. Foles now has plenty of time to recover from his latest injury, with the expectation being that he will head into training camp next season healthy and atop the Eagles' QB depth chart.

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Coach Chip Kelly confirmed Monday that Foles (collarbone) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Washington.

With Foles' collarbone not yet fully healed at this stage, he won't gain clearance to play in Week 16, which sets the stage for Mark Sanchez to remain the Eagles' starter at QB for Saturday's game, at a minimum.

Nick Foles QB STL 9 months ago

Coach Chip Kelly relayed Monday that Foles' injured clavicle is still in the process of healing, the Eagles' official site reports.

While Foles is progressing in his recovery, there is still no concrete timetable for the quarterback's potential return to action at this stage. "He'll have other exams until he eventually gets cleared," Kelly noted Monday. "The bone hasn't healed yet." In the meantime, Mark Sanchez will continue to helm the Eagles' offense, and while a late-season return for Foles can't be ruled out, whether he has a chance to reclaim his starting assignment in such a scenario presumably hinges of the effectiveness and health of Sanchez at that point in time.

Nick Foles QB STL 9 months ago

Foles' CT scan showed that his injured collarbone is "healing as expected," the Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen reports.

Although he has not been cleared for contact yet, Foles' encouraging scan will allow him to ramp up his strengthening program. He's about four weeks into his initial six- to eight-week timetable and continues to remain on track to hit that initial estimate. The big question, of course, is whether the Eagles will hand the reins back to Foles or stick with current starter Mark Sanchez.

Nick Foles QB STL 9 months ago

Foles will undergo a CT scan on his left collarbone Friday, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

The procedure will reveal the current level of health surrounding Foles' healing collarbone. With each passing day, the tenderness in the region is subsiding, and strength increasing, but his recovery timetable is unlikely to change from the previously known 6-to-8 week range.