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Quarterback Dan Orlovsky assumes role of player and coach for Rams

Quarterback Dan Orlovsky assumes role of player and coach for Rams

In seven of his 12 seasons as an NFL quarterback, Dan Orlovsky did not throw a regular-season pass.

He did not play a single snap in five of those seasons, most recently in 2016 when he backed up Matt Stafford with the Detroit Lions.

Orlovsky could experience a similar fate this season.

And that would be just fine with the Rams, who signed the veteran to mentor younger quarterbacks Jared Goff and Sean Mannion.

Goff, 22, was the first pick in the 2016 draft. His development has been the focal point of every executive decision made about the offense, including the hiring of offense-minded head coach Sean McVay.

Mannion, 25, is a third-year pro who has played in...

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