The St. Louis Rams will likely be without quarterback Sam Bradford this week. How will Kellen Clemens do in his place?
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is officially listed as doubtful for his team's Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Bradford watched the Rams practice on Friday while wearing a walking boot on his sprained left ankle. According to the team, Bradford has not officially been ruled out, but head coach Steve Spagnuolo acknowledged that it would be a stretch for Bradford to play this week.
Bradford suffered a high ankle sprain in October, which caused him to miss two games that month, including a Week 8 upset over the New Orleans Saints. The nagging injury refuses to go away, thanks in part to a Rams' offensive line decimated with injuries and disappointing play.
The Rams decided to play Bradford last week, even after he missed all but one practice leading up to the game. The second-year quarterback re-aggravated the injury in a Monday night thrashing by the Seahawks in Week 14. With just three games left to play, there is already talk about whether or not the Rams should shut Bradford down for the season.
Kellen Clemens worked with the first team again in Friday's practice, and will make the start this week in Bradford's place. The Rams acquired Clemens prior to their Week 14 game on Monday. Clemens was released by the Houston Texans prior to joining the Rams. Clemens has not started a regular season game since 2009.
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