Rams Sign Shaun Hill

MONDAY, 12:24pm: The Rams have officially signed Hill, the team announced today in a press release.

WEDNESDAY, 1:32pm: Hill’s one-year contract with the Rams is worth $1.75MM, with another $500K available in incentives, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

1:09pm: Hill has agreed to terms with the Rams, confirms Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (via Twitter).

1:03pm: The Rams appear to be on the verge of locking up a backup quarterback, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com, who reports (via Twitter) that Shaun Hill is expected to sign a one-year deal with the team. Hill had reportedly been deciding between signing with the Rams or returning to the Lions.

If and when he finalizes an agreement with the Rams, Hill figures to replace Kellen Clemens as Sam Bradford‘s primary backup. Clemens signed with the Chargers earlier this month, and Brady Quinn remains a free agent, leaving Austin Davis as the only other quarterback on the Rams’ roster. Given Davis’ lack of experience and Bradford’s ongoing recovery from ACL surgery, a veteran QB had been on St. Louis’ offseason wish list.

Hill, 34, has backed up Matthew Stafford in Detroit for the last several seasons, and didn’t throw a single pass in 2013. In his last extended run as a starter, in 2010, Hill performed respectably in 10 starts for the Lions, completing 61.8% of his passes for 2,686 yards, and a 16-12 TD-to-INT ratio.

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