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Rams Are Signing Veteran Quarterback To Practice Squad Amid Matthew Stafford Uncertainty

Los Angeles Rams helmet.

Los Angeles Rams helmet

The Los Angeles Rams have lost four straight games and currently sit in last place in the NFC West. 

Injuries to key offensive weapons have certainly played a role in the Rams' recent slide. 

Cooper Kupp landed on injured reserve in Week 11 while Matthew Stafford, who missed Los Angeles' Week 10 matchup with a concussion, is questionable to play Sunday against Kansas City. 

With questions surrounding Stafford's availability this weekend, the Rams are signing journeyman quarterback Case Cookus to the team's practice squad. 

"Rams sign QB Case Cookus to the practice squad. Matthew Stafford's status in doubt. John Wolford was inactive last week with a neck injury," Andrew Siciliano tweeted Wednesday. 

Cookus was an undrafted free agent in the 2020 draft class. 

While not yet able to crack a 53-man roster in his short NFL career, Cookus has spent limited time with the Giants, Broncos, Vikings, and Raiders.

After being cut by the Raiders before last season, Cookus started seven games for the USFL's Philadelphia Stars in 2022. 

He tossed 12 touchdowns and threw for 1,334 yards during his stint with the Stars last season and was one of the more productive quarterbacks in the USFL. Cookus ranked second-best among USFL quarterbacks in touchdowns thrown and fourth-best in passing yards per game. 

If Stafford and primary backup John Wolford are out Sunday, expect Cookus to compete with Bryce Perkins for Los Angeles' starting quarterback role in Week 12. 

Los Angeles, 3-7, will look to snap their four-game losing streak this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.