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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The Rams could have backup quarterback Gus Frerotte signed in time for the start of minicamp practice Thursday. That is the word from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Frerotte's signing has been expected. He'll give the Rams an experienced backup for Marc Bulger, presumably at a reasonable price.
A quick look at quarterback depth charts in the NFC West, assuming Frerotte signs:
Arizona: Kurt Warner is the starter. The Cardinals will give Brian St. Pierre a chance to compete with Matt Leinart for the No. 2 job. Tyler Palko is the fourth quarterback.
San Francisco: Shaun Hill's name is penciled into the No. 1 role for the first minicamp, but the team has not named a starter for the regular season. Alex Smith will compete for the job. Damon Huard is the third quarterback.
St. Louis: Bulger is the starter. Frerotte becomes the backup. Brock Berlin is the third quarterback.
Seattle: Matt Hasselbeck is the starter. Seneca Wallace is the backup. Jeff Rowe is the third quarterback for now, but the Seahawks will probably draft at the position.