ST. LOUIS (AP) -- David Vobora is "Mr. Irrelevant" no more.
The final player selected in the 2008 draft will get his first start at linebacker on Sunday as the Rams open the season at Seattle.
Vobora moved into the starting role when the Rams cut veteran Chris Draft on Thursday. The 11-year veteran declined to take a pay cut in the final year of his three-year contract. Draft started 16 games over the past two seasons.
Vobora played in eight games last season and had 15 tackles.
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