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Foles gave up $750,000 to secure his release

St. Louis Rams v Minnesota Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 8: Quarterback Nick Foles #5 of the St. Louis Rams calls a play at the line of scrimmage against the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter of the game on November 8, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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Nick Foles really wanted to wiggle free from his commitment to the Rams.

Per multiple sources, Foles gave up $750,000 in fully-guaranteed salary to secure his release. The move dropped his guaranteed pay from $1.75 million to $1 million for 2016.

As to the $1 million, offset language applies. Thus, the Rams will get a credit for the first $1 million he earns elsewhere.

But his break-even point is $1.75 million. That’s how much he would have earned if he’d stayed with the Rams or forced them to cut him. So if/when the Cowboys or anyone else call, it’s safe to say he’s going to be hoping to get at least $1.75 million in 2016 pay.