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Bulger to start for Rams for remainder of season

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Quarterback Marc Bulger will return to the St. Louis Rams starting lineup for the remainder of the season, new coach Jim Haslett said on Tuesday.

Bulger was demoted by head coach Scott Linehan in favor of Trent Green for St. Louis’s game on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, a 31-14 setback that dropped the Rams’ record to 0-4.

But Linehan was fired on Monday and replaced on an interim basis by Haslett, the teams’ defensive coordinator.

“Marc is going to be the quarterback and he will be the starting quarterback for the rest of the year unless something happens,” Haslett told reporters. “I talked to Marc and Trent about it and it is more of a gut feeling on my part.

“I talked to most of the offensive coaches and everybody involved and I thought Marc would give us the best opportunity to win games for the next three months.”

(Writing by Steve Ginsburg in Washington; Editing by John Mehaffey)