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Friday, March 1
Updated: March 2, 2:22 PM ET
 
Rams save $2 million by cutting veteran OT

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams have released offensive tackle Ryan Tucker in a salary cap move that saved them $2 million.

Tucker, a fourth-round draft pick in 1997, started 32 games the last two seasons, including the postseason. He didn't start in the Super Bowl after missing the previous two playoff games with an ankle injury but ended up playing most of the game when Rod Jones injured his groin.

Jones is an unrestricted free agent, leaving the Rams with John St. Clair as their starting right tackle at the moment. St. Clair, a third-round pick in 2000, has yet to play in a regular-season game.

The Rams have spent most of their time dealing with agents for middle linebacker London Fletcher, defensive end Leonard Little and wide receiver Az-Zahir Hakim, all of whom became free agents on Friday. The best bet of the three to return is Little, with Fletcher and Hakim interested in testing the market.

Wide receiver Ricky Proehl also is an unrestricted free agent and the team has offered him a $750,000 one-year deal. Proehl has reconsidered plans to retire.




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