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Rams add to quarterback depth with veteran Green

ST. LOUIS - The Rams have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with quarterback Trent Green to make a return to St. Louis.

NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports the contract is valued at $8.9 million. The deal includes a $2.1 million signing bonus and $4 million in the first year of the contract.

"We have now solidified our quarterback position," Rams Head Coach Scott Linehan said in a statement. "You will be hard-pressed to find the quality we have at that position. Now we have another quarterback that has played in the Pro Bowl (Bulger 2004, 2007; Green 2004, 2006). Trent not only brings experience, but adds leadership to our team."

Green, an Oakville, Mo. native and product of Vianney High School, will begin his second stint with the Rams. Green played for the Rams from 1999-2000.

Green will backup starting quarterback Marc Bulger. Green originally signed with St. Louis as an unrestricted free agent before in 1999, but suffered a knee injury during the preseason and missed the entire season, opening the door for unknown backup Kurt Warner. Green was Warner's backup in 2000 and started five games before being dealt to Kansas City after the season.

Green spent six seasons in Kansas City before he was traded to the Miami Dolphins last offseason for a conditional fifth-round pick in 2008. He started five games for the Dolphins in 2007, before missing the rest of the season with an injury.

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