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Morning Ram-blings: What about Sanchez?

8/26/2014

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Since the St. Louis Rams confirmed the season-ending knee injury for quarterback Sam Bradford, there has been plenty of speculation about possible signal-callers they could add.

Many names have been bandied about though coach Jeff Fisher has repeated multiple times that the team isn't actively looking and would remain patient to see if any potential veteran backups for Shaun Hill shake loose during cuts this week.

One name popular on many lists is Philadelphia's Mark Sanchez. On Tuesday, our John Clayton discussed the possibility of the Rams adding Sanchez.

Clayton says the Rams will not be trading for Sanchez and mentioned that the only way the Rams would add Sanchez is if Philadelphia released him. There's no reason to think that will happen so it's probably a safe bet that Sanchez won't be a Ram.

And really, that should be no surprise to anyone who has followed Sanchez's offseason and how the Rams approached the backup job in the first place. They could have had Sanchez in free agency but pursued Hill instead. And Sanchez's profile has been on the rise only because of his success in some preseason games in a system that apparently fits him well.

The Rams are serious about sticking with Hill. They could add a veteran quarterback in the next week or so and are right to keep their minds open but anyone they add will almost certainly be as a backup for Hill.

I.C.Y.M.I.

A roundup of Tuesday's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... We began an extremely busy day with the Ram-blings and a look at Field Yates' breakdown of potential quarterback options. ... We took a quick look at the 10 players the Rams released Monday. ... Next, we explored end Michael Sam's football journey and how he's on the verge of following all the way through. ... Defensive end Chris Long appeared on Tuesday's #NFLRank list at No. 37 on defense. ... Mike Sando's latest Insider piece placed coach Jeff Fisher at No. 11 amongst the league's 32 head coaches.Insider ... We then looked at rookie offensive lineman Greg Robinson's efforts to get comfortable in the NFL. ... The Rams made their four other necessary moves, leaving Sam still on the roster as expected. ... We then broke down the team's first round of roster moves. ... Finally, we closed the day with Josina Anderson and I discussing where Sam stands heading into Thursday night's preseason finale.

Elsewhere:

The NFL Live crew revisits the trade the Rams made with the Washington Redskins before the 2012 NFL draft.

Meant to get to this Tuesday but here's a video of me discussing Hill and the quarterback situation.

At 101sports.com, Anthony Stalter wonders why the Rams didn't think long term with the quarterback spot in the offseason.

At stltoday.com, Bryan Burwell writes that the Rams shouldn't pursue any of the many quarterback ideas being thrown around.

Jim Thomas participated in his weekly chat.