ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams have released linebacker Chris Draft, an 11-year veteran who started 16 games in his two seasons in St. Louis.
The cut was announced Thursday as the Rams prepare for their season-opener Sunday in Seattle.
Draft is 33 and was the third-oldest player on Rams, who have gone from the NFL's third-oldest team to the third-youngest since the end of the 2008 seasons. He previously played for the Bears, 49ers, Falcons and Panthers. He has started 88 of the 142 games he has played.
He started eight games last season, with 38 tackles.
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