Can You Feel the Draft? The Rams Didn’t

Posted: 10th September 2009 by Ron Clements in NFL
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Just days before the St. Louis Rams open their 2009 regular season schedule in Seattle, the team made a surprising move Thursday morning that could send shock waves through the locker room. Veteran linebacker Chris Draft, one of most active Rams in charitable events around St. Louis, was released by the club after refusing to take a pay cut. "They said because of their current salary cap situation, that down the line with the incentives they needed to pay to other players they'd end up being over the cap," Draft told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "It seems like there's other people that that could have been directed to, that (a pay cut) wouldn't have impacted that much. It's a business decision; they feel like they have to do it." Draft did say that the club told him they'd re-sign him Mon ...

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