The St. Louis Rams are badly in need of additional depth at quarterback, and ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that they have claimed Kellen Clemens off waivers from the Houston Texans to address that. The move obviously does little to replace Sam Bradford, but it does mean that the team likely won't need to turn to Matt Gutierrez this week if something happens on the field.
Clemens, 28, had spent the first five years of his career with the New York Jets before joining Houston for the 2011 season. The Texans recently waived Clemens, though, and the Rams put in a claim. He hasn't played since throwing two passes in a 2010 game for New York, and hasn't seen significant NFL playing time since 2007.
In his career, Clemens has appeared in 25 games, completing 147 of 284 passes, good for a 51.8 completion rate. His five touchdowns and 11 interceptions are also underwhelming numbers, all of which contribute to a brutal 59.6 career QB rating. So while Clemens certainly does provide them with another quarterback, it doesn't appear that he'll provide them a good quarterback, or even an adequate one.