The St. Louis Rams have announced that star quarterback Sam Bradford has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, according to a report on StLToday.com. Journeyman backup A.J. Feeley will start in Bradford's place, his first start since 2007.
Although Feeley's only action with the Rams during this regular season was unremarkable -- 1-of-5 for 21 yards in relief of an injured Bradford during the Rams' season opener against the Eagles -- Head coach Steve Spagnuolo expressed confidence in the backup's work with the starters in practice: "He's done a nice job," Spagnuolo said, according to StLToday.com. With this announcement, the weekend's slate of NFL games will likely feature six quarterbacks making their first starts of the season. Joining Feeley are John Beck (Redskins), Christian Ponder (Vikings), Tim Tebow (Broncos), either Carson Palmer or Kyle Boller (Raiders), and possibly Charlie Whitehurst (Seattle) if Tarvaris Jackson's injury keeps him off the field. Jackson is currently listed as Doubtful on the Seahawks injury report.