Report: Thigpen getting tryout with St. Louis Rams

(KSDK Sports) -- The Sun News out of Myrtle Beach, Florida is reporting that the St. Louis Rams are hosting former Coastal Carolina quarterback Tyler Thigpen for a tryout Tuesday.

Thigpen, played six years in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills after being drafted out of CCU by the Minnesota Vikings.

Yesterday during his Monday press conference, Coach Jeff Fisher announced that Kellen Clemons would start for the Rams on Sunday, and that the team would be looking to add some additional depth at the quarterback position.

The Rams lost starting quarterback Sam Bradford for the remainder of the season to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Sunday in a loss to the Carolina Panthers that dropped St. Louis to 3-4.

The Sun News reports Thigpen has maintained his workouts and regular throwing sessions in Myrtle Beach throughout training camp, the preseason and the first seven weeks of the 2013 season.

"It's exciting to get another opportunity," the Myrtle Beach resident said. "I've been training all this time and not getting a call, and to finally get one makes it all worthwhile. The unfortunate part is we knew all along someone would have to get hurt for me to get a shot at a job."

While the Rams would not comment on just who they are looking at, multiple media outlets have reported that former Cleveland starter Brady Quinn may be given a look.

Thigpen had his best NFL season with Kansas City in 2008 when he threw for 2,608 yards with 18 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a 54.8 completion percentage while going 1-10 with a struggling team. He also rushed for 386 yards and three touchdowns that season, and was a backup thereafter.


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