The quarterback shuffle replaced the scramble as teams moved to shore up their offenses before the NFL's regular-season openers.
The St. Louis Rams picked up Jamie Martin on Monday to solidify their backup quarterback position; Bubby Brister and Ryan Leaf were waived; and Chris Weinke, last year's Heisman Trophy winner, got the starting nod for Carolina.
St. Louis traded Joe Germaine to Kansas City for a sixth-round draft choice. That move led to the Chiefs releasing Brister, who at 39 was the oldest active quarterback in the NFL.
Martin, cut by Jacksonville on Monday, was signed by the Rams as the likely eventual backup to Kurt Warner. Warner was hurt twice last season, and the Rams' offense struggled in his absence.
The Rams made their deals after demoting Germaine to third string behind Marc Bulger, who has never thrown a regular-season pass in the NFL. Last April, they traded experienced backup Trent Green to the Chiefs, where he will start under former St. Louis coach Dick Vermeil.
Martin played for the Rams from 1993-96, when coach Mike Martz was an assistant with them, and spent the last month of the 1997 season with Martz in Washington.
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