Rams release Pace

Updated: March 10, 2009, 8:31 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Orlando Pace, a seven-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle dogged by injuries in recent seasons, was released Tuesday by the St. Louis Rams.

The 33-year-old Pace was the first overall pick of the 1997 draft. The move cleared $6 million in cap space for the Rams, who were 2-14 last season.

Owner Chip Rosenbloom said in a statement that Pace would be remembered as "one of the finest Rams of all-time." Pace started 14 games last year but missed half of 2007 and virtually all of ...

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