In 2009, Donnie Avery was emerging as a promising young receiver for the Rams. In 2010, he was lost for the year with a preseason knee injury. And in 2011, he won’t be on the team.
The Rams released Avery as they got down to the 53-man roster limit.
Other players released by the Rams were: DB Tim Atchison, TE Demarco Cosby, LB Zac Diles, DB Tae Evans, DT Marlon Favorite, T Renardo Foster, WR Mardy Gilyard, DT John Henderson, T Kevin Hughes, QB Thaddeus Lewis, WR Greg Mathews, T Ryan McKee, DT Daniel Muir, DB Jonathan Nelson, G Quinn Ojinnaka, TE Fendi Onobun, RB Chase Reynolds, DE George Selvie and RB Keith Toston.
The Rams also placed receiver Mark Clayton on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.