Rams cut Mike Sims-Walker after adding Brandon Lloyd

AP

The arrival of Brandon Lloyd in St. Louis means the departure of Mike Sims-Walker.

A couple of years ago, Sims-Walker looked like one of the most promising young receivers in football. Now he’s so irrelevant that the Rams’ announcement of his departure consisted of one sentence in the team’s press release on the Lloyd trade.

Sims-Walker was a starter early this season, but he was benched after dropping three passes in Week Four, and he wasn’t even active for Sunday’s game.

And so the St. Louis career of Mike Sims-Walker comes to an end, with 11 catches for 139 yards and no touchdowns.

48 responses to “Rams cut Mike Sims-Walker after adding Brandon Lloyd

  1. Well after we didnt resign him in the off season and then didnt make a move on Lloyd, might as well bring him back to Jacksonville. Its not like we dont need ANY help…

  2. Jags got slammed for releasing MSW = cut in Week 6.

    Jags got slammed for releasing Garrard = herniated disc.

    We are not doing well, but we wouldn’t be doing any better with these duds. At least we are getting a look at our young fellas.

  3. Aweseome. Now Denver can sign him. It was probably a condition of the trade so that Denver gets MSW and a conditional 6th round pick lol. Nice.

  4. I remember one Rams fan taunting Seattle fans on a message board, saying MSW was a great pickup, and he was so glad his team hadn’t gone after Sidney Rice.

    Kinda funny, but that fella disappeared from that message board shortly after the season started. Haven’t heard from him since.

  5. “We are not doing well, but we wouldn’t be doing any better with these duds. At least we are getting a look at our young fellas.”

    Really? A healthy Garrard is ten times better than Gabbert. Delusional.

  6. Why are teams unable to find a good receiver? Devin Thomas bust Malcolm kelly bust. Charles Rogers bust Roy Williams bust. Teams need to do a better job developing or something

  7. In other news… the Rams O line still sucks and they won’t do anything until they fix that. So if the Rams get the #1 overall pick do they not take Luck?? Hmmm…

  8. @teebroman

    That’s the thing genius, Garrard ISN’T healthy. and won’t be this year. Jags made the right move letting the rookie get his experience out there, they weren’t going to do anything this year anyways. Looks like they weren’t insane to cut MSW as well as we all said they were.

  9. Pffft, I cut MSW a few weeks back. Even if they didn’t trade for Lloyd, the Rams shouldn’t have waited this long. to cut this dude.

  10. facelessman: because after QB, WR probably requires the most hard work of any NFL position. Learning the playbook not just for routes but for blocking assignments, working on your route running technique, being in insane physical shape, keeping your hands sharp and knowing where to put them, developing timing with a QB, learning opponent tendencies to take advantage of safety/CB weaknesses, etc. It’s not just run fast -> catch ball, it’s a hard, hard job.

    It’s why Rice was the best ever, why guys like Derrick Mason stayed dependable, if not productive, into their mid-30s, and why divas flame out: there’s way more studying, practice, and technique involved, and you can’t get away with being just a great athlete.

  11. Yeah.. Sims-Walker isn’t that great of a receiver but I certainly think that he will be picked up reasonably soon. Teams like Houston, Minny, Cincy, Tennessee, Jacksonville (again), Denver, New England (if they cut Ochocinco), Miami, Chicago and Washington should all take a look at him.

    My guess is that he’ll end up signing with Denver, Houston, Miami or Jacksonville. MSW can turn out to be a valuable third option but I can’t see him becoming a legit first or second option, especially with his extraordinary ability to drop passes.

  12. woodg8 says: Oct 17, 2011 5:56 PM

    He is better than every receiver on the Bears team
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    Sad but true, sign him.

  13. Kinda funny that Seattle has finally realized the 49ers will well exceed that 7-9 record Seattle managed last year so they have resorted to picking on the Rams. Like TJ was such a monumental pickup for you guys last year huh? I sure remember a ton of Seattle fans predicting 11 to 12 wins last year also. Nobody denies Rice’s play making ability, they doubt his durability. You guys act like he’s Jerry Rice though, and that’s where a big problem lies

  14. MSW could never stay healthy with the Jags. Had one good season, but still a decent option. The Jags receiving Corp is so atoucious he might be a nice option to help Gabbert develop. Next year we will have a top 5 pick get a top-rated receiver and get rid of this rebuilding lingo we are so tired of hearing.

  15. facelessman –

    Well you got to understand that not every player that gets drafted is going to be a great player. There will be some busts in the mix. For every Calvin Johnson, there’s a Charles Rogers. For every Larry Fitzgerald, there’s a Rashaun Woods. For every Reggie Wayne, there’s a David Terrell. For every Randy Moss, there’s a R. Jay Soward. And so on and so on… It happens. It’s what makes the Draft fun and the NFL so exciting.

  16. woodg8 says: Oct 17, 2011 5:56 PM

    He is better than every receiver on the Bears team
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    Sad but true, sign him.
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    I respectfully disagree. Some of the drops in week 4 were unreal. Hands of stone.

    And he collects $3.7 Million for 11 catches. Nice work if you can get it.

  17. “Kinda funny that Seattle has finally realized the 49ers will well exceed that 7-9 record Seattle managed last year so they have resorted to picking on the Rams.”

    Kinda funny that this article has nothing to do with the 49ers, but does have something to do with the Rams and the receiver they just released. Hence the Seahawk fans’ comment about said team and player. But, way to bring up the 49ers like anybody cares. It’s like you’ve been waiting a decade to be relevant enough to finally be able to talk trash against those darn Seahawks who have owned you and your division for quite a while now. Now, nobody can get your mostly moronic fans to shut up. You haven’t won anything yet and even if you do win the west, it’s still not saying much. It’s like being the smartest retard. Congrats.

    “Like TJ was such a monumental pickup for you guys last year huh? I sure remember a ton of Seattle fans predicting 11 to 12 wins last year also.”

    I also remember just about everybody picking the 49ers to easily win that division. We all know how that turned out. And btw, TJ was a Raven last year. I know that was a long, long time ago so I don’t expect you 49er fans to remember.

  18. Good thing for Billy and Spags that the Cards are in the WS. Otherwise STL would be out to “get their hides”. Lloyd does not address the number one problem, the O-line. Bradford’s ankle should require a lengthy recovery, at least until the O-line can protect him. Where does this move leave Mark Clayton? If I am Kroenke, I think this move looks like desperation on Billy’s part. After Miami, I think STL’s GM and coach are on the hottest seats.

  19. Ah Sweetnlow, see it really has nothing to do with the niners, other than you idiots have been flapping your gums all year about the seahawks being the best team by far. You are right though, I forgot they paid him 7 million to walk away a year after signing him and everyone exclaiming he was gonna take them over the top. The funny thing is the Seahawks have hardly owned the division, and regardless still have absolutely NOTHING to show for it anyway. You sit there crying about refs. I don’t hear rams fans crying about being videotaped before their upset loss. I don’t hear cardinals fans crying they couldn’t seal the deal. Seattle fans have this sense of accomplishment and arrogance that is just dumbfounding. They have done nothing since Alexander left other than a losing record divisional title. A win count that the 49ers should easily be only 1 game shy of when they come out of their bye week against Cleveland. Three years of pretty good football, and you act like the damn team of the century.

  20. andrejohnsonforpresident says:Oct 17, 2011 5:16 PM

    Come on Texans, pick this guy up on the cheap. Anyone with any amount of talent can be good next to Andre!! Well except SMALL HANDS Jacoby

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    Jaguars play the Texans in two weeks – so, yes please sign Sims-Walker so we don’t have to worry about him actually catching the ball…

  21. Why in the world would anybody pick up a Jags receiver to begin with?! If he’s not good enough to stick around in Jacksonville, the only place left is Arena Football!

  22. Yeah, Texans, let’s go. Get MSW and cut that Bryant Johnson guy (who the hell is that, anyway?).

    That would give the Texans:

    Andre Johnson
    Kevin Walter
    Derrick Mason
    Jacoby Jones
    Mike Sims-Walker

    Not bad.

  23. Pats will pick him up. They love players with two last names. Tully Bantha-Cain, BenJarvis Green-Ellis, Tom Brady-Bundchen… MSW will fit right in.

  24. mistersmith22 says:
    Oct 17, 2011 5:50 PM
    facelessman: because after QB, WR probably requires the most hard work of any NFL position. Learning the playbook not just for routes but for blocking assignments, working on your route running technique, being in insane physical shape, keeping your hands sharp and knowing where to put them, developing timing with a QB, learning opponent tendencies to take advantage of safety/CB weaknesses, etc. It’s not just run fast -> catch ball, it’s a hard, hard job.

    It’s why Rice was the best ever, why guys like Derrick Mason stayed dependable, if not productive, into their mid-30s, and why divas flame out: there’s way more studying, practice, and technique involved, and you can’t get away with being just a great athlete.

    Owens was quite the diva receiver and he was plenty productive into his mid 30’s.

  25. goldrush36 says:
    Oct 17, 2011 6:09 PM
    Kinda funny that Seattle has finally realized the 49ers will well exceed that 7-9 record Seattle managed last year so they have resorted to picking on the Rams. Like TJ was such a monumental pickup for you guys last year huh? I sure remember a ton of Seattle fans predicting 11 to 12 wins last year also. Nobody denies Rice’s play making ability, they doubt his durability. You guys act like he’s Jerry Rice though, and that’s where a big problem lies.

    ————————————————–

    Leave it to a 49er fan. I remember niner fans talking all big like they were headed to the SB at the begining of last season, and then finishing 6-10. You act like your team hasn’t sucked for the past 8 years…

    TJ was sent packing last year, and Carroll didn’t bring him in Jim Mora Jr. did. I swear 49er fans can’t talk without either Jerry Rice or Joe Montanna coming outta their mouths. Jerry Rice was a great player no one denies that, but just because he was a great player doesn’t mean there will never be anyone come along just as great if not better. How about you stop living in the past, and quit comparing every WR that comes along to Jerry.

  26. To echo a sentiment that has already been expressed on here – it looks like the Jaguars may have actually gotten this one right but letting this guy go.

    Of course you can make the argument that they got it WRONG by drafting him in the first place.

  27. T.O. was a diva, but also a very hard worker, which is why he lasted in the league.

    Ochocinco is certainly not washed up yet either, he’s just not smart enough to understand the Pat’s playbook yet.

    Neither of these players is my type of receiver by the way, I like heroics and selflessness much more.

  28. Yesterday morning I posted the comment “it looks like the Jaguars may have actually gotten this one right by letting this guy go.”

    I respectfully withdraw that comment and ask that it be stricken from the record.

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