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Ex-Baltimore QB Boller headed to St. Louis to be Bulger's backup

The St. Louis Rams announced Saturday that they have signed former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller.

Career Statistics
Games/Starts: 52/43

Passer Rating: 71.9

TDs/INTs: 45/44

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

"We are happy to add Kyle to our roster," Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said in a statement released by the team. "We feel that he will be a valuable addition to our team."

Boller, who replaces Trent Green as the backup to Marc Bulger in St. Louis, spent six seasons in Baltimore. He missed all of last season after suffering a shoulder injury during the preseason.

At 27, Boller is 10 years younger than Gus Frerotte, whom the Rams had been negotiating with to return as a backup. Frerotte was released by St. Louis with one year left on a three-year contract before the 2008 season, then went 8-3 as the Minnesota Vikings' starting quarterback last year.

Boller was selected in the first round (19th overall) by the Ravens in the 2003 NFL Draft. He has played in 53 career games with 42 starts, recording 7,846 passing yards, 45 touchdowns and 44 interceptions.

Boller's best season came in 2004 when he started 16 games and totaled 2,559 passing yards with 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

In St. Louis, Boller will be reunited with center Jason Brown, who left the Ravens two months ago to sign a five-year, $37.5 million contract with the Rams. Brown was Baltimore's starting center for the past three seasons.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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