second-stringer


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Synonyms for second-stringer

an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced

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Dallas, still reeling from the loss of quarterback Tony Romo for a reported six to 10 weeks after an awkward hit to his surgically repaired back during last week's loss to Seattle, will likely look to see if current second-stringer Jameill Showers is worthy of being rookie sensation Dak Prescott's back-up and there could be more battles at running back and along the defensive line.
At Boston, second-stringer Leon Powe scored a career-high 27 points, adding 11 rebounds for his sixth career double-double, and the Boston bench helped beat New Jersey 105-94.
Time has beaten them, with second-stringer Stewart Boswell unable to get to Birmingham from his Swiss home.
While it may be too early to rule out the 27-year-old's involvement in Carlo Ancelloti's future plans, the emergence of Asier Illaramendi as a dependable second-stringer, with Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric's stability at the base of midfield, casts doubt as to whether he will still be able to stay on the pitch for 90 minutes on a consistent basis.
Palmer is stuck being the second-stringer behind Kitna, the surprising leader (he's eighth in the passer ratings) of the shocking Bengals (they're 6-5 and tied for first in AFC North).
Chase Cooper will start after second-stringer Brandon Boone dislocated his elbow last week.
She's coming off a three-hit shutout over annual power Chaminade of West Hills, against whom she certainly didn't look like a second-stringer.
Starting tailback DeShaun Foster (sprained knee) didn't play, and second-stringer Jermaine Lewis played sparingly.
McEwan will be the second-stringer during contact drills.
Starting tailback Reuben Droughns (separated ribs) and second-stringer Herman Ho-Ching (sprained foot) are doubtful for Saturday's game.
Emergency QB'' DeLeon never considered taking any snaps in the Highlanders' 19-6 victory over Jefferson, but Jason Winn was out with a knee injury and then second-stringer Bobby Baca suffered a concussion.
If he's reinjured, the Bruins may use second-stringer Drew Bennett in running situations and third-stringer Scott McEwan in passing situations.
In the Bruins' 38-7 victory over Boise State on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, the kicking game held, the defense was superb, and the quarterback quagmire lurched toward a resolution as second-stringer Cory Paus outplayed starter Drew Bennett.
In UCLA's 38-7 victory over Boise State on Saturday night before 46,752 at the Rose Bowl, the kicking game held, the defense was superb and the quarterback quagmire lurched toward a resolution as second-stringer Cory Paus outplayed starter Drew Bennett.
Now, a second-stringer makes one (1) solid start, as Rob Johnson did for Jacksonville last year, and somebody else wants to pay him $25 million to start.