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Mark Clayton finds a home in St. Louis

Sam Bradford will get a chance to throw to another Oklahoma product, even if it’s a receiver he never played with in college.

The Ravens sent wideout Mark Clayton to the Rams for “late-round considerations” according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.  We like the move for St. Louis, if only because the Bradford has the least impressive wide receiver group in the league.  Clayton became available after T.J. Houshmandzadeh signed with Baltimore.

A first-round pick in 2005, Clayton caught 234 passes for 3,116 yards
and 12 touchdowns.  His best year came in 2006, when he racked up 67
catches for 939 yards and five scores.

Clayton isn’t a great starter, but he’s more reliable than Laurent Robinson, who was slated to be the team’s “No. 1” receiver.  Clayton also helps solve the Rams’ significant depth problem. 

Robinson, Clayton, and Danny “White Chocolate” Amendola figure to be the team’s top three wide receivers Sunday against the Cardinals. 

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22 Responses to “Mark Clayton finds a home in St. Louis”
  1. shaggeez says: Sep 6, 2010 3:20 PM

    the bradford?

  2. Darbfiend says: Sep 6, 2010 3:23 PM

    As a Rams fan….dont laugh!! I dont think this is good!! I hpoe im wrong!!!

  3. stiller43 says: Sep 6, 2010 3:24 PM

    Yet they wouldn’t send a 4th rounder for Santonio Holmes?

  4. Ram_Country says: Sep 6, 2010 3:28 PM

    Can only help.

  5. TheVulture says: Sep 6, 2010 3:31 PM

    Damn, traded from the Ravens to the Rams three days prior to the season starting. That’s a bad beat.

  6. BigBear123 says: Sep 6, 2010 3:31 PM

    Some reason I like the Rams to win that game.

  7. Ray says: Sep 6, 2010 3:37 PM

    At least he’s a veteran receiver….Just sayin……

  8. Crabcake says: Sep 6, 2010 3:38 PM

    Good luck Mark! As a Ravens fan, I am not quite sure how I feel about letting Mark go.

  9. Marcinik07 says: Sep 6, 2010 3:45 PM

    Good move for both side.

  10. Marcinik07 says: Sep 6, 2010 3:49 PM

    The only reason the Ravens traded him was because of the depth and he is in a contract year set to make around 3 mil and he would be our 4th WR.

  11. nutbuster says: Sep 6, 2010 4:01 PM

    watch out here comes the 11-5 Rams. I live for drugs.

  12. Ravenmaniac says: Sep 6, 2010 4:03 PM

    Good luck Mark…..Rams are getting a talented receiver.

  13. BOHlieve says: Sep 6, 2010 4:19 PM

    best of luck mark

  14. mwcarolina says: Sep 6, 2010 4:20 PM

    GOOD trade for the Rams. If Bradford is going to play good football he will NEED a reciever to help him. Clayton may not be a star, BUT he can play, Clayton and Gilyard is better than Gilyard and whoever.

  15. RaidenXX7 says: Sep 6, 2010 4:32 PM

    Ravens fans actually know how good Mark Clayton is.
    Nice speed and he’ll be a good deep threat for Bradford.

  16. evilmajortom says: Sep 6, 2010 5:22 PM

    Why trade one mediocre receiver for another whose 4 years older?

  17. ShowmeurTDs says: Sep 6, 2010 6:17 PM

    Yea, Mark Clayton is so good…
    Like where he let the ball hit him right in the chest last year ending the shot of a comeback over the Patriots…
    Oh wait…

  18. Rewddawg1 says: Sep 6, 2010 6:21 PM

    I think this was a good move for the Rams. Avery better get tougher or he’ll probably be gone next year. I don’t think Avery ever put in a full year of work. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  19. Rewddawg1 says: Sep 6, 2010 6:25 PM

    Another thought. I think Clayton put in some fairly decent numbers considering the Ravens are an extremely run heavy offense. I’ve watched a lot of his highlights on youtube. He is fast, has good hands, alot of YAC and he can block. Good trade. GO RAMS!!!!

  20. Dr Hiram J Puddlestone says: Sep 6, 2010 8:10 PM

    Rams Fans:
    I think you and Bradford are gonna like this guy. Fast, YAC and he was starting to look good in pre-season. Lot of us Ravens Fans are surprised.

  21. PARavensJeff says: Sep 6, 2010 8:17 PM

    Thanks Mark, youre 1 of the good guys, pure class!

  22. ppdoc13 says: Sep 7, 2010 3:04 PM

    nice guy, but never lived up to the promise

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