Jimmy Clausen healthy and hoping for another NFL chance

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Needless to say the NFL career of Jimmy Clausen has not gone as planned since he left Notre Dame.

Now the quarterback is healthy again and hopeful for another chance.

“That’s what I want,” Clausen told USA TODAY. “The only thing I can ask for is an opportunity — a legit opportunity to compete to be a No. 2 and hopefully work my way up.”

Clausen’s rookie contract came to an end after last season, a year he spent on injured reserve after tearing the labrum in his right shoulder in the final preseason game.

The best case for Clausen would be to latch on to a team and work his way up the depth chart. While some may have a hard time envisioning the now 26-year-old as a starter in the league stranger things have happened.

Clausen has not thrown a regular season pass since his disastrous rookie season in 2010. That year Clausen appeared in 13 games completing 52.5-percent of his passes for 1,558 yards, three touchdowns and nine interceptions.