Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Rams Notes: Rams Will Go with Two QBs for Now

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Rams Notes: Rams Will Go with Two QBs for Now

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The Rams are set to open the season with two quarterbacks, 13- year veteran Shaun Hill and second-year pro Austin Davis.

That could change if the team spots somebody of interest on the waiver wire or via trade. But for now, there are two quarterbacks on the roster.

Garrett Gilbert, a sixth-round draft pick from SMU, was among the cuts as the Rams trimmed their roster to 53 over the weekend. Gilbert is considered a prime candidate for a spot on the 10-man practice squad.

"We've gone into most games with two quarterbacks on the active roster," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Saturday after being asked about adding a third quarterback. "We have one on the practice squad here and there, (but) that's not an issue. The quarterback position is a position that we're going to address, that we're going to monitor. The picks went in 45 minutes ago and we'll get the list and we'll see what's out there. I'm sure there will be workouts and tryouts and (there is) potential to do some things at the position, but right now, as I said a couple of days ago, we're not going to overreact.

"We're going to apply patience to this situation."

Fisher made the initial statement after starting quarterback Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury in the third week of the preseason.

In each of the last two seasons, the Rams have opened with two quarterbacks. Bradford and Davis opened the 2012 season, with Clemens coming aboard in Week 2. Last year, the Rams went with Bradford and Clemens to open the season. Then, after Bradford went down with a torn ACL to the left knee, Davis and veteran Brady Quinn were added to the roster.

The Seattle Seahawks waived former Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor and Cleveland cut former South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw, someone the Rams showed some interest in during the predraft process in the spring.

Another possible backup, veteran Kyle Orton, signed with the Buffalo Bills on Saturday.

Would the Rams consider trading for a quarterback?

"There's always that possibility," Fisher said. "We're not engaged in any (trade talk) at this point."


As required by NFL rules, the Rams cut from 75 to 53 over the last couple of days. …

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