Former 49ers QB Shaun Hill to Start for Rams


We start today's Niners Daily with some throwback material.


Because Shaun Hill looks to be St. Louis' starting quarterback after Sam Braford suffered a torn ACL in the third preseason game.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Hill, the former 49ers quarterback, will be St. Louis' first-string signal-caller.

"I think it's important once you make a change for whatever reason, you stick with it," Fisher told's Nick Wagoner. "And we're sticking with this."

Hill started 16 games for San Francisco from 2007 to '09. He also was a regular on TV49,'s video production channel which has since been re-branded as 49ers Studios. Hill used to co-host "The Joe Show" and he even was hilarious in this one-time gem, "Shaun Hill's Fan Mail."

Hill hasn't started a game since 2010, but it appears he'll start the regular season for the Rams, who open up at home against the Minnesota Vikings.

Hill would face his former team on "Monday Night Football" in Week 6 and again on the road in Week 9.

St. Louis' quarterback news is one of 32 notable headlines around the NFL.

We take a look at Hill's new role and other headlines in this ND report.


The best photos from last night's win over the Panthers: — New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 23, 2014

It's full go all the time. @CortFinnegan & @BGrimey21 make a special pair. READ: — Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) August 26, 2014

With CB depth taking a hit, @eallenjets says 'it's next man up mentality' in the locker room- — New York Jets (@nyjets) August 26, 2014

Kiko Alonso placed on Reserve/NFI list — Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) August 26, 2014


VIDEO] Go inside the [#Bengals huddle before they ran onto the field Sunday Night: #LetsRoar — Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 25, 2014

"I need to continue to earn their trust." - @RyanShazier READ: — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 25, 2014

Our @BmoreEisenberg says #Ravens will stand pat at QB because Tyrod Taylor can win games. — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 26, 2014

Brian Hoyer can alleviate pressure by showing he can handle it -- via @viccarucci Article — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 26, 2014


Madden NFL 15 was released nationwide Tuesday, but on Monday the EA Sports Design Team was with the Colts. WATCH: — Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 26, 2014

"And then I went to Sonic for my FREE #Texans Slush." Stop by HOU locations today. It's on the house. #GoTexans — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) August 26, 2014

AP: #Titans kicker competition heads into final week of preseason — Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) August 26, 2014

Here's how our videoboards stack up to the Statue of Liberty & Big Ben. See them LIVE: — Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) August 26, 2014


See what the players have been up to recently. #Chiefs Weekly: — Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) August 26, 2014

Statement from the @NFL on #Broncos K Matt Prater: — Denver Broncos (@Broncos) August 26, 2014

Travel with the Bolts to the Bay and back, all in under 90 seconds: — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) August 26, 2014

Rookie @derekcarrqb says he is ready for extended playing time vs Seattle this week: — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) August 26, 2014


Prepare for Coach Kelly's 11:20a press conference with your Tuesday Morning #Eagles Headlines: — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 26, 2014

Stephen Jones Would Like To Change Cut Rules — Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) August 26, 2014

NEWS: #Redskins make roster moves; roster now at required 75 players. — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 26, 2014

The Giants have announced cuts to reduce the team roster to 75 - READ MORE: — New York Giants (@Giants) August 26, 2014


THE DAILY DISH: Can @BigJoeFauria be reliable tight end for Lions? Read more: — Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 26, 2014

Anybody watching the Emmys? It's okay to admit it. Monday Night Football doesn't start for another 2 weeks. #Bears — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 26, 2014

Could 2014 be a big year for the #Packers tight ends? Read more: — Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 26, 2014

Game Preview- #Vikings vs. Titans: — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) August 26, 2014


Drew and Brittany Brees announce birth of fourth child #CongratsBrees — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 26, 2014

#Buccaneers Insider - @ScottSBucs checks in with DE Larry English, who had 2 sacks vs Buffalo: — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) August 26, 2014

The #Panthers have trimmed the roster to 75 players prior to the NFL deadline. READ: — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) August 26, 2014

Special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong makes his voice heard on this preview of #HardKnocks. WATCH: #RiseUp — AtlantaFalcons (@AtlantaFalcons) August 26, 2014


Former #Rams DT and current analyst D'Marco Farr views Shaun Hill's new role as a positive: — St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) August 26, 2014

Jim Harbaugh: "I feel very good" about WR @StevieJohnson13 making #49ers roster. WATCH: — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 26, 2014

"Bobby Wagner, new middle linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks," @BWagz54 reintroducing himself today to the press. — Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) August 26, 2014

.@LisaCharisseB has Monday's news from #AZCardinals HQ. CLICK] [ — Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 26, 2014

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