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The St. Louis Rams signed fullback Ovie Mughelli to a one-year contract, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday. Mughelli, 32, was released by the Atlanta Falcons on May 8. He played seven games with the Falcons last year before a knee injury cut his season short. The 2003 fourth-round draft choice of the Baltimore Ravens went to the Falcons after four years and signed a six-year, $18 million deal with Atlanta. That 2007 deal was considered to be the biggest ever given to a fullback. Mughelli was a Pro Bowler in 2010. The Falcons needed to clear salary cap space after trading for cornerback Asante Samuel, so Mughelli was released. He had been due to earn $3 million this season. Atlanta also drafted fullback Bradie Ewing of Wisconsin in the fifth round. Mughelli, known as a strong run blocker, will compete with Brit Miller and undrafted rookie Todd Anderson for the starting fullback job for the Rams.
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Former Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl fullback Ovie Mughelli has signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Rams.
Mughelli played in only seven games last season due to a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
Mughelli was cut in May.
He was scheduled to earn $3 million this season prior to being released.
Mughelli, 32, visited the Rams and the Miami Dolphins earlier this year.
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An early camp casualty
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