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    Issac Bruce cut by the Rams!!!

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce is a free agent for the first time in his career after the team released him following failed contract negotiations.

    The team cut their longest-tenured player Sunday night after talks broke down on a restructured deal. But they remained hopeful Monday of getting an agreement that would bring Bruce back for a 13th season.

    The 33-year-old Bruce had a salary cap figure of $10 million for next season. He had been due to receive a $1.5 million roster bonus Monday, the first day of the free agency period, as part of an $8.1 million salary.

    That was the final year of a seven-year, $42 million contract he signed in 2000.

    The Rams had reportedly offered a three-year deal worth about $9 million, including a $5 million contract in the first season.

    "Isaac has been an integral and valuable member of our organization for a long time, both on and off the field," said Jay Zygmunt, the team's president of football operations. "This has been a difficult process.

    "However, we remain optimistic that a contract extension can be completed in the near future."

    Bruce has been with the team since 1994, the year before they moved to the Midwest, and has been to four Pro Bowls.

    Bruce is the Rams' career leader in receptions (813), receiving yards (12,278) and receiving touchdowns (77). He also caught the game-winning touchdown pass in the Rams' lone Super Bowl victory after the 2000 season.

    His receiving yardage is 12th best in NFL history.

    Last season, Bruce missed five games with turf toe and had 36 receptions for 525 yards. In 2004, his last full season, he had 89 catches for 1,292 yards with six touchdowns.

    Over his career, he's been durable. Bruce has played every game in seven seasons and late last season he felt pretty much like the player the Rams drafted in the second round in 1994.

    The Rams have only two wide receivers under contract, Torry Holt and Dane Looker. Kevin Curtis and Shaun McDonald are restricted free agents.

    Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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    Re: Issac Bruce cut by the Rams!!!

    Didn't this happen months ago? It seems like it.

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    Re: Issac Bruce cut by the Rams!!!

    According to SI, this happend a couple of hours ago, I guess.

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    Re: Issac Bruce cut by the Rams!!!

    Sign the man...all he does is catch passes!!! And a few touchdowns as well! :grin:
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: Issac Bruce cut by the Rams!!!

    That could be, I'm in a time warp today. I definitely wouldn't mind seeing him on the Vikes.

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    Re: Issac Bruce cut by the Rams!!!

    This happened the other day.. We already had a thread on this subject..

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    Re: Issac Bruce cut by the Rams!!!

    I think he would be kind of expensive for a 33 year old man. I assume he would have like 2-3 years left in him, and he's only getting older. But even so, I know he is an athlete that performs week in and week out, so maybe it wouldn't be too bad. We won't sign him, the lions probably will, we need to spend on D!

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    Re: Issac Bruce cut by the Rams!!!

    sign him but for the vertran's minimum which I doubt he would go for.

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    Re: Issac Bruce cut by the Rams!!!

    NO WAY!!!
    OLD AS DIRT FOR A TEAM THAT IS IN THE REBUILDING PHASE.


    HE CANT BE THAT OLD SCHOOL VETERAN LEADER, ESPECAILLY SINCE HE WAS A NUMBER TWO GUY BEHIND TORRY HOLT.

    NO REASON TO SIGN A 33 YEAR OLD WR WHEN YOU CAN GET A STRAPPIN YOUNG BUCK LIKE CHAD JACKSON AM I RIGHT? IF WE NEED TO ADD A VETERAN LEADER ON OUR TEAM WE SHOULD SIGN EDGERRIN JAMES.

    BUT I AM SAYING NO TO ISAAC BRUCE.
    YES TO CHAD JACKSON
    Yea.

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    Re: Issac Bruce cut by the Rams!!!

    I think it is more than likely that Isaac Bruce will be back with the Rams next season. He is a very well conditioned athlete ... so he may have 2 more solid productive seasons in him ...
    The Rams cut him for cap purposes ... but there are a lot of rumors out of the Lou (that is what us from St. Louis call it :lol that he and the organization would like to find a way for him to stay.

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