Per former ESPN producer and current host of the “Sports Spectrum” podcast Jason Romano, the Los Angeles Rams have signed QB Dan Orlovksy:
Orlovksy’s a journeyman’s journeyman having bounced around four other teams in the NFL since 2005, most notably with the Detroit Lions both at the beginning of his career but also as Matt Stafford’s backup in the last three years. Some may remember him from 2011 when he was one of the fill-ins with the Indianapolis Colts when Peyton Manning was sidelined for the year.
Orlovksy comes in both as a camp arm to give the roster depth reps without having to exhaust Jared Goff or Sean Mannion beyond their normal work but also should offer some sanguine tips with his 12 years of experience.
The third QB slot had been toyed with earlier this year. First, the Rams signed Aaron Murray, but he was ousted in mid-May. Next up was Dylan Thompson who the Rams signed in late May after floating him as a QB3 a year ago as well. In mid-June, Thompson was out. So it’s been a month since the Rams have had someone behind Mannion on the depth chart. I’d guess Orlovsky’s experience was the main factor in bringing him in with training camp starting next Saturday.
Until then, the Rams have picked up a third arm for camp.