St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill throws the football against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on September 7, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT
ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 7: Shaun Hill #14 of the St. Louis Rams passes against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on September 7, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) By Michael Thomas
(FootballStL) - Shaun Hill was able to practice on Wednesday, but only in individual drills. He did not take snaps during the 11 on 11 portion of practice. Hill is officially listed as “limited” on the Rams injury report, but there is a chance he could be the starter Sunday against Dallas.
“I think that’ll be determined later in the week,” said Hill “But the idea going in is to just keep progressing and see what happens when we get later in the week.
“I was able to do some more things and certainly no setbacks. It felt good.”
Jeff Fisher said that Hill remains the team’s starting quarterback whenever he’s healthy, but it’s too early to know if he’ll be good to go on Sunday.
Fisher said, “This is about not setting him back so we don’t want to put him in position out here on the field to where we’re risking setting him back. He’s day-to-day and we’ll see where it goes.”
Hill has been a back-up for most of his 13 years in the NFL, and he says it’s frustrating to finally get a shot at beginning a season as the starter, and then getting hurt in the first game.
“That is something I struggled with, big time, originally when it happened,” said Hill. “It’s been hard for me to get on the field, especially the last few years. And finally when you get the chance, for that to happen, it’s harder to come back off. What can you do? You pick yourself back up and get yourself back as quick as you can.”
Austin Davis took most of the reps with the first team on Wednesday. Case Keenum also took a few snaps. Davis led the Rams to their first win of the season in Tampa in his first NFL start.
Davis said “I heard from a lot of coaches, a lot of friends and family back home that were just excited and rooting for me, rooting for this team. A lot of Rams fans in Mississippi, you wouldn’t know it but there is.”
Whoever gets the start this Sunday will have a new target. Wide receiver Stedman Baily is back after serving his suspension and will play Sunday against the Cowboys.
“I did a good job keeping my body in shape,” said Bailey. “Everything the guys were doing out here (at practice) I tried to do back home.”
Bailey’s return comes at a good time with wide receiver Tavon Austin unlikely to play on Sunday as he recovers from a knee sprain.