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Case Keenum claimed by St. Louis Rams

Case Keenum will wear the uniform of the St. Louis Rams in 2014.
Case Keenum will wear the uniform of the St. Louis Rams in 2014.
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ESPN's Adam Schefter, via his Twitter account, is reporting that former Houston Texans and University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum has been claimed on waivers by the St. Louis Rams on Monday, September 1, 2014.

Keenum was release by the Texans early Sunday morning after the Texans traded the New England Patriots for quarterback Ryan Mallett.

The native of Abilene, Texas, who played his high school by at Wiley High School, Keenum, started eight games for the Texans in 2013, throwing for nine touchdowns while completing 54 percent of his passes for 1,760 yards.

Keenum will likely fill the backup role for the Rams, behind Shaun Hill, due to the season ending injury sustained by Sam Bradford.

Southern Mississippi product Austin Davis will join Hill and Keenum as the signal callers.

Keenum and the Rams will kickoff their 2014 regular on Sunday, September 7, 2014 against the Minnesota Vikings.