Battle for No. 3 quarterback spot continues

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

ST. LOUIS -- Ryan Fitzpatrick and Dave Ragone are down to their last opportunities to make favorable impressions in the battle for the No. 3 quarterback job for the St. Louis Rams.

The Rams (1-2) travel to Miami (1-2) on Thursday for their final preseason game.

Coach Scott Linehan on Tuesday was still deciding if starting quarterback Marc Bulger or backup Gus Frerotte would play at all against the Dolphins. Other starters are expected to see limited duty,.

So the game will be largely to decide which backups earn roster spots. The Rams must trim 22 players to get down to the NFL regular-season limit of 53 by Saturday.

"Our No. 3 quarterback certainly will be getting a lot of attention and it should because it's been a heck of a battle," Linehan said.

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