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Rams activate Mark Clayton from PUP list

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Sam Bradford is getting some help at wide receiver.

The Rams have activated Mark Clayton from the PUP list, as reported by Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and he’s expected be in the lineup when the team plays the Browns this weekend. Clayton has been out since injuring his knee in the fifth game of the 2010 season and he’s experienced some problems with his Achilles since returning to the practice field. He and Bradford seemed to click well in those games, 23 catches for 306 yards, so his return should make the second-year quarterback smile a little wider.

There’s real need for the help. The Rams lost rookie Greg Salas to a broken leg last weekend and Danny Amendola is on injured reserve. Brandon Gibson is fighting a quad injury, Danario Alexander has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury and Brandon Lloyd is still familiarizing himself with the team. Given those circumstances, you would expect Clayton to play as much as he’s physically capable against Cleveland.

Quarterback Tom Brandstater was cut to make room for Clayton on the roster.

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4 Responses to “Rams activate Mark Clayton from PUP list”
  1. lelabear47 says: Nov 9, 2011 5:33 PM

    sadly this is good news gets for sam bradford,, ughhh

  2. ramofsteel says: Nov 9, 2011 6:22 PM

    Sadly w/ the way the Rams’ season has gone this year, as this starter comes back, another starter will end up on IR.

  3. docboss says: Nov 9, 2011 6:25 PM

    Congrats to Clayton who was a castoff, then “saved” by the Rams. This is, however, a moot point as the season is lost due to two things:
    1. SF has finally put it together
    2. The sieve that the Rams call an offensive line will continue to fail. Has anyone really looked at the Arizona game? This group of overpaid slugs took a very “winable” game and gave it away.
    Just think of the Rams as two years behind Detroit. I hope SJ will be around to enjoy a SB.
    Clayton is a good player, but WR is not the reason the Rams are the worst team in the NFL. Get a defensive tackle, an offensive guard, an outside linebacker, and a shut-down CB and they may have chance.

  4. mizzouram says: Nov 9, 2011 6:41 PM

    He was our best receiver last year.

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