The Rams could be in the mix for a veteran wide receiver in free agency this year, but the position has already improved this offseason.
The team drafted Austin Pettis and Greg Salas in the middle rounds, and they will get the highest drafted wideout from the 2008 draft back in the mix. After missing all of last season with a torn ACL, Donnie Avery ran a 4.34 forty last week.
Avery says he’s not all the way recovered from the injury yet, but he sounds pretty close. He’s participated in the players-only workouts at Lindenwood University this week. For rehabbing players like Avery, the lockout isn’t so bad.
“It’s been a great thing for me,” Avery told Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, laughing. “I didn’t want to miss OTAs, but the lockout is postponing them so it’s given me more time to be healthy.”
Avery figures to play a big role for the Rams if he’s healthy. Danny Amendola has earned a big role. Mark Clayton is expected to be brought back. With Danario Alexander, Pettis, Salas, Brandon Gibson, and Marty Gilyard all in the mix, the Rams will have an interesting scrum for playing time.