Rams release Bulger

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, Last Updated: 4:43 PM ET

ST. LOUIS, MO - The St. Louis Rams released longtime starting quarterback Marc Bulger on Monday.

Bulger started in 95 of the 96 games he appeared in during his eight-year career with the Rams, including eight contests last season before being placed on injured reserve due to a plethora of injuries.

"It is always hard to part ways with someone you care for and appreciate," said Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo. "I was fortunate as a first-year head coach to have Marc on our team [last season]. I will always be indebted to him for his work ethic, character and leadership. We wish him and his family nothing but the best."

Bulger posted a 41-54 record as a starter and ranks second in Rams history in passing yards (22,814) to go with 122 career touchdowns and 93 interceptions.

He played a full 16-game slate just once in his career (2006), when he logged 4,301 passing yards and 24 touchdowns compared with just eight picks.

Injuries curtailed his performances since that outstanding season, as the 33- year-old suffered from a bruised rotator cuff, broken finger and fractured left shin bone during a forgettable 2009 campaign.

The West Virginia University product did not appear in a game after Week 11 and the Rams finished the season with the league's worst record at 1-15. For the third straight year, Bulger threw more interceptions (six) than TDs (five).

St. Louis has the first overall pick in the upcoming draft and may opt to select Bulger's long-term replacement with A.J. Feeley its most experienced signal-caller currently on the roster.

Bulger has a career quarterback rating of 84.4.


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