Rams re-sign QB Kellen Clemens

Dilip Vishwanat

The veteran quarterback returns to the Rams for a third season, but he might be sitting in a different spot on the depth chart this year.

The St. Louis Rams and free agent quarterback Kellen Clemens agreed on a one-year deal, according to USA Today. Clemens will sign the deal on Tuesday.

This will be Clemens' third season with the Rams. He signed as a street free agent during the second half of the 2011 season to fill in for an injured Sam Bradford. Jeff Fisher and Co. kept him around on a one-year deal last year. He and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer have some history together with the Jets.

How does this move change the depth chart at quarterback? At the Combine, Jeff Fisher told TST that Austin Davis, an undrafted rookie out of Southern Mississippi, was the team's new backup quarterback and would be even if Clemens were on the roster.

Fisher praised Clemens for his leadership and his role in the locker room during that same interview at the Combine. He did not rule out the possibility of bringing him back this year at that time either.

The order could still change over the course of training camp and the preseason. There had been some speculation that the Rams might draft another quarterback in the later rounds of the draft. That seems less likely now, though still a possibility.

Clemens, Davis or Davis, Clemens, the order doesn't really matter. The most important quarterback on the roster, and the key to the team's success this year, is Sam Bradford. Neither player poses any kind of threat to unseat him for the top spot.

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