With starting QB David Garrard (concussion) unlikely to play this week, the Jacksonville Jaguars have addressed the issue by signing free-agent QBs Patrick Ramsey and Todd Bouman.
Bouman (6-2, 226) had been signed by the Jaguars on Sept. 21 and served as the backup quarterback for two games before he was released on Oct. 5.
He is in his 11th NFL season and has played in 42 games with six starts with the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints.
Bouman spent four weeks on the Jaguars’ roster in 2007 after an injury to Garrard and also spent time in the club’s 2008 and 2009 training camps. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens prior to the 2008 season-opener and spent the entire season with the Ravens, where he dressed but did not play as the third quarterback for the final 10 weeks including the postseason.
Ramsey, a former first-round draft pick of the Washington Redskins in 2002, has spent time with the Redskins (2002-05), the New York Jets (2006), Denver Broncos (2007-08), Tennessee Titans (2009), Detroit Lions (2009) and New Orleans Saints (2010). He spent the 2010 preseason with the Saints before he was waived in final cuts.
Ramsey (6-2, 225) has played in 37 games over eight seasons and completed 511 of 913 passes for 5,930 yards with 35 touchdowns and 30 interceptions for a 74.9 passer rating. He has posted a 10-14 record in his 24 career starts.
In 2009, Ramsey had stints with the Titans and Lions but did not play in a regular season game. He was inactive as the third quarterback for one game with the Titans and was active but did not play in another game before he was released. He signed with the Lions on Dec. 26 and was inactive as the third quarterback for the final two regular season games. His last action in a regular season game came Oct. 20, 2008 as a member of the Broncos when he completed two of three passes for 19 yards before suffering a season-ending elbow injury. He opened the season as the starter for the Redskins in 2005 on Sept. 11 against Chicago but was forced to leave the game with an injury in his last start.
The Jaguars waived S Gerald Alexander and undrafted free-agent LB Jacob Cutera to make room for both quarterbacks.
No. 2 QB Trent Edwards (thumb) is considered questionable at this point to play at the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
-- Adam Caplan