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Rams claim Case Keenum off waivers

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The Rams grabbed a veteran quarterback to fill out their roster.

Bob Levey

The St. Louis Rams have reportedly added a veteran quarterback to their roster. The team claimed former Houston Texans signal caller Case Keenum, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Keenum joined the Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He made eight starts in relief of a terrible Matt Schaub last season, and exciting moment for Houston fans who once thought the University of Houston Cougar could be the next franchise quarterback.

Through eight starts, Keenum threw for 1,760 yards, nine touchdowns, six interceptions and a positively un-Schottenheimer-esque 7.0 yards per attempt. He only completed a dismal 54.2 percent of his passes though.

I'm not really sure there's more upside to Keenum than there is Austin Davis. Perhaps his starting experience appealed to the Rams somewhat more. The question now is whether or not Keenum straight up replaces Davis on the roster or if he'll be a third quarterback on the active roster. Remember, the Rams also opted to keep rookie Garrett Gilbert on their practice squad.