Found August 30, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
The St. Louis Rams back-up quarterback situation is certainly not in good shape, thanks to less than stellar play by Kellen Clemons and Austin Davis. Thursday night’s fourth preseason game of the year against the Baltimore Ravens figured to be an audition for both quarterbacks as to which one would stick around. Clemons got the start, which should have been a clue as to which direction the Rams were leading as Davis was cut on Friday night, according to Jim Thomas of and CBS Sports 920. Couple more Rams cuts now confirmed: LB Josh Hull and QB Austin Davis. Davis still practice squad eligible. — Jim Thomas (@jthom1) August 31, 2013 Cutting Davis means that head coach Jeff Fisher and Brian Schottenheimer feel more comfortable with the veteran to be the emergency quarterback if something were to happen to Bradford. I frankly am a bit shocked by the news. I figured that the Rams would keep Austin, who has youth and potential in his corner over Clemons, who is who he is, wh...

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