Seattle defense won't face Brett Favre

October, 24, 2013
10/24/13
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Had Brett Favre said yes, the Seattle Seahawks probably would have faced the famous 44-year old quarterback Monday night at St. Louis.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Rams reached out to Favre about coming out of retirement one more time to fill in for injured starter Sam Bradford, but Favre said no.

The Rams did sign Brady Quinn, who spent all of training camp and the preseason with the Seahawks. So Quinn might add a little knowledge about Seattle's offensive system. The Rams also re-signed Austin Davis, who was released at the end of the preseason.

But the starting assignment goes to 30-year-old Kellen Clemens, the former Oregon quarterback who hasn’t started an NFL game since 2011.

“Kellen is a smart guy and we’re going to cut him loose,” said Rams coach Jeff Fisher said on a conference call Thursday. “He has a real good understanding of what we’re doing and he’s been in the system for a long time. He’s been great in the building here and on the practice field, especially with the younger guys.”

But the Rams still were hoping to talk an old pro out of retirement one more time.

“When you lose your starting quarterback, everybody has to step up and do a little more,” Fisher said. “That where our focus is."

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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