Brock Berlin

Brock Berlin Update

Lovell's kick culminated a 46-yard drive in the final 2 minutes 52 seconds of play with fourth-stringer Brock Berlin at quarterback. Berlin completed five of six passes on the drive for 60 yards, overcoming a sack and a false-start penalty.

"I've seen Brock do that," coach Scott Linehan said. "He was our No. 4 at Miami ... and he just moves the team."


Berlin makes the best of his time in the spotlight

This is Brock Berlin's season. Right now.

Starting with Saturday's scrimmage and continuing with the preseason games, which kick off Friday in Minnesota, Berlin must shine to have any chance of wresting the Rams' third quarterback job from Ryan Fitzpatrick.

"They're big; they've been big for me the past couple of years," said Berlin, 26. "It's good to get out there and play. You want to perform and do well, and just have a good time."

The Rams were about as set at quarterback as any team in the league — Marc Bulger at No. 1, veteran Gus Frerotte at No. 2 and Fitzpatrick coming back for this third season at No. 3 — when Berlin signed as a free agent May 17. For Berlin, who has been fighting unsuccessfully for an NFL roster spot for three years, it's business as usual.

"Every year's a new year," he said. "This league is all about coming in and proving yourself, and you've got to prove yourself every day. Each practice, day in and day out, you work hard, give it your best, and let everything fall the way it's supposed to."

Rams add QB Berlin to roster

The Rams added another arm to their roster Thursday when they signed former University of Miami quarterback Brock Berlin.

He is expected to be on the field next week when organized team activities (OTAs) resume at Rams Park.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Berlin started for the Hurricanes for two seasons after transferring from the University of Florida. He originally signed with the Miami Dolphins in April 2005 as an undrafted free agent. He played in two preseason games before he was released.

Berlin, 25, re-signed with the Dolphins in January 2006 and was sent to NFL Europe. He completed 99 of 181 passes for 1,041 yards and seven touchdowns, with seven interceptions, for the Hamburg (Germany) Sea Devils.

Miami cut him again during training camp, and he was out of football until April 25, when the Dallas Cowboys signed him.

His stay in Dallas was brief; the Cowboys released him May 10 after picking up another free-agent quarterback, Matt Moore.

Berlin joins Marc Bulger, Gus Frerotte, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Drew Tate among Rams quarterbacks.


Cowboys release QB Berlin

IRVING _ The Cowboys will have four quarterbacks throwing passes in this weekend’s minicamp after releasing Brock Berlin Thursday.

Berlin was signed by the Cowboys last month, but became expendable when the team signed Oregon State’s Matt Moore to a rookie free agent contract shortly after the draft.

Moore joins starter Tony Romo and backups Brad Johnson and Matt Baker on the Cowboys roster.

Berlin on board

On Monday, owner Jerry Jones said the team could take a quarterback in this weekend's draft, perhaps in the early rounds, but on Wednesday the Cowboys signed quarterback Brock Berlin.

Berlin worked out for the team last month and is a favorite of new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, who worked with Berlin for two years in Miami. Berlin was cut twice by the Dolphins in training camp.

Berlin, 6-0, 213 pounds, was once the No. 1 player coming out of high school before signing with the University of Florida in 2000. He later transferred to Miami where he was a two-year starter, throwing for 5,099 yards with 34 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. He played last spring for Hamburg in NFL Europe with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.

This addition should not affect the team's draft plans.


Brock Berlin Works Out with Cowboys

The Cowboys worked out quarterback Brock Berlin, offensive lineman Jim Molinaro and wide receiver Jamel Richardson on Tuesday. They did sign Molinaro, considered to be no more than a depth guy at tackle or guard.

Berlin, the former University of Miami and Florida quarterback, failed in his two training camp attempts the past two summers to make a Miami Dolphins roster. He's probably being measured against Matt Baker, the rookie quarterback on the Cowboys' practice squad last year.