ST. LOUIS Austin Davis stands near his locker and speaks about making the most of opportunity. There were many who doubted the undrafted rookie free agent would reach this point, preparing as the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 quarterback four days before the season opener against the Detroit Lions. His work has only begun.
Around him, game-week bustle at Rams Park is underway. Some players walk with a brisk pace toward a shower area. Others change from sweaty practice gear into fresh shorts and T-shirts for the rest of Wednesday afternoon.
Davis is part of coach Jeff Fisher's vision to rebuild, and it's somewhat a surprise to him. He was signed in May as part of a group that included returners Sam Bradford, Kellen Clemens and Tom Brandstater. Now, Clemens and Brandstater have been cut the pair had eight years of NFL experience between them and the 23-year-old is one ankle twist or a crushing hit away from taking the field.
"I look at it as once you're here, you're here and everybody...