After weeks of rumors that former NFL quarterback Tim Rattay will be playing in the UFL, Las Vegas coach Jim Fassel tells our pal Todd Wright of Sporting News Radio that Rattay will be playing for the Vegas team, as the understudy to J.P. Losman.
The unnamed team, which Fassel says will have a name within two weeks, might need Rattay. Since Losman signed before August 1, he’ll be permitted to jump ship before August 1, if an opportunity arises in the NFL.
Rattay, who started nine games for the 49ers during the 2004 season, last played for the Cardinals in 2007. He threw 714 passes during an eight-year NFL career, completing 60.5 percent of them for 4,853 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 23 interceptions.