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Jeff Fisher: Keenum 'still clearly ahead' of Goff in starting quarterback battle

Jeff Fisher says Case Keenum “still clearly ahead” of Jared Goff in the starting quarterback battle.
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Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher says veteran Case Keenum is "still clearly ahead" of rookie Jared Goff in the battle for the starting quarterback position.

Fisher said Goff will probably play a series or two with the first-team starters in the second preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.

Keenum started the first preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, a 28–24 victory. Keenum was 6 for 7 with 58 yards, and Goff completed four of his nine pass attempts and was intercepted once.

Even though Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, is listed second on the depth chart, Goff worked with the starters in Wednesday’s practice.

"I thought he was fine," Fisher said to about Goff. "I need a card to hold up that says, 'Jared was fine,' and put it back down."

Goff says he has "grown exponentially" since the start of the team's organized team activities in the spring.

"I feel like every day I am more comfortable, more fluid, more in a rhythm. Stuff becomes more natural every day," Goff said. "It’s been going well."

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