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Tom Brandstater | Quarterback | #5

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 222
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 6 (174) / DEN
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Rams waived QB Tom Brandstater, DE Mason Brodine, WR Nick Johnson, LB Sammy Brown, TEs Ben Guidugli and Deangelo Peterson, RB Chase Reynolds, DB Kendric Burney, OL Tim Barnes, T. Bob Hebert, Joe Long and Bryan Mattison.
It's Brandstater's annual release. The 2009 sixth-round pick has now been waived four times since last August. Josh McDaniels' teacher's pet is nearing the end of the line. Fri, Aug 31, 2012 04:30:00 PM

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Rams signed exclusive rights free agent QB Tom Brandstater to a one-year contract.

Brandstater is currently behind Sam Bradford on the depth chart, but he'll have to battle just to hold down the No. 3 job by the time training camp rolls around. The Rams showed no faith in Brandstater last season, signing Kellen Clemens off the street to make emergency late-season starts instead.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 12:17:00 PM

Rams tendered exclusive rights free agents QB Tom Brandstater, DT Jermelle Cudjo, WR Dominique Curry, OG Bryan Mattison, FB Brit Miller, and SS Darian Stewart.

Of the six ERFAs tendered, Stewart saw the most action last season, though he struggled mightily in pass coverage as the Rams' starting strong safety. These players will be brought to Rams camp, all competing for roster spots.

Rams promoted QB Tom Brandstater from the practice squad.

The strongest sign yet that Sam Bradford's ankle injury is going to hold him out against the 49ers. Briefly on the Rams' active roster earlier this season, Brandstater has yet to appear in an NFL game since being a sixth-round pick of the Broncos in 2009.
Sat, Dec 3, 2011 12:33:00 PM

Rams waived QB Tom Brandstater.

The move was made to clear space on the roster for Mark Clayton, and is a sign the Rams are no longer concerned about Sam Bradford's high-ankle sprain. Waived by three teams since August, Brandstater is running out of NFL chances.
Wed, Nov 9, 2011 04:00:00 PM

Rams promoted QB Tom Brandstater from the practice squad.

With Sam Bradford out for Week 7, Brandstater will serve as A.J. Feeley's backup against the Cowboys. Brandstater was a sixth-round pick of the Broncos in 2009, so he should be familiar with OC Josh McDaniels' system. Interestingly, he went through training camp as a Cowboy this season.
Sat, Oct 22, 2011 01:34:00 PM

Cowboys waived QB Tom Brandstater.

Never expected to push Stephen McGee for the Cowboys' third-string job, Brandstater completed 6-of-12 passes for 116 yards this preseason. Also released or waived by the Cowboys today were FB Shaun Chapas, FB Isaiah Greenhouse, WR Manuel Johnson, P Chris Jones, WR Lyle Leong, OG Pepa Letuli, RB Lonyae Miller and WR Tysson Poots.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 08:55:00 PM

Cowboys claimed QB Tom Brandstater off waivers from the Dolphins.

The Cowboys have been impressed with third-stringer Stephen McGee's early-camp work, so Brandstater is purely practice squad material. The Broncos, Colts, and Dolphins have already given up on Brandstater as a developmental project.
Sun, Aug 7, 2011 03:21:00 PM

Dolphins waived QB Tom Brandstater.

Brandstater looks the part at 6-foot-5, 222, but he's failed to stick in various stops around the NFL. He might catch onto a practice squad later this year.
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 03:47:00 PM

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly doesn't envision Tom Brandstater as anything other than a practice-squad option for the Dolphins.

Miami signed Brandstater to a reserve/future contract in January. Miami is currently a good place to be if you're an unproven quarterback hoping to earn a spot on a 53-man roster, but the talent just isn't there for Brandstater.
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 10:24:00 AM

Dolphins signed QB Tom Brandstater and OT James Marten to reserve/future contracts.

Both finished the season on Miami's practice squad. Brandstater, 26, doesn't project as more than a long-term No. 2, but the Fins need live arms for the offseason as they continue to evaluate a clearly problematic position.
Wed, Jan 5, 2011 03:10:00 PM

The Dolphins will reportedly work out free agent QB Tom Brandstater following injuries to their top two quarterbacks.

You know you've hit a low point in your career when you're being brought in alongside JaMarcus Russell for a workout. Brandstater will likely be joined by a handful of other quarterbacks as the Dolphins try to replace two quarterbacks heading into a short week.
Sun, Nov 14, 2010 06:36:00 PM

The Jaguars reportedly worked out free agent QB Tom Brandstater this week.

The team has suffered injuries to multiple quarterbacks, but Brandstater isn't the short term answer. He's strictly a developmental prospect.
Sat, Nov 6, 2010 10:29:00 AM

Colts signed QB Tom Brandstater, DE John Chick, WR Brandon James, S Mike Newton, and WR Blair White to their practice squad.

Brandstater lit it up in Indianapolis' preseason finale, proving he's at least worth keeping around as a practice arm. Devin Moore has won both of the returner jobs, but James will act as his backup on kickoffs and punts.
Sun, Sep 5, 2010 05:52:00 PM

Colts waived QB Tom Brandstater.

It's a surprise after he threw for three touchdowns in the preseason finale. Brandstater has some real talent and size (6'5/220), but remains a major project in the pocket. The Colts are confident with Curtis Painter as Peyton Manning's backup despite some horrific performances.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 12:52:00 PM

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