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Pair of Rams putting themselves on the bubble with suspensions

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Wide receiver Austin Pettis and tight end Brody Eldridge were far from sure things to make the Rams’ roster anyway.

But the fact each will miss time because of suspensions makes them more vulnerable, according to Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Pettis and Eldridge were both suspended four games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Pettis served two of his last year leaving the first two of this season, but Eldridge will miss the first four games this year

That is, if they make the team.

“I’m only really worried about the stuff I can control,”Pettis said. “I know I can come out here and work hard and just try to earn a spot on this team. I want to prove to these coaches that I can contribute and help the Rams win ballgames this year.”

Pettis, a 2011 third-round pick, at least has some game tape to fall back on, with 27 catches and some return experience last year. Eldridge faces a steeper climb, as he’s one of eight tight ends in Rams camp.

“I can’t really let it affect me,” Eldridge said. “I mean it’s in the past and the past is the past. … You just have to get over it and learn from it. I mean, with our group, it’s so wide open, it’s going to be really competitive anyway.”

And in that competition, both Pettis and Eldridge only made it harder on themselves.

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2 Responses to “Pair of Rams putting themselves on the bubble with suspensions”
  1. bubba9er says: Aug 9, 2012 10:44 AM

    Hope Austin Pettis pulls his head out of his butt. What was he thinking??? Come on man!

  2. trollhammer20 says: Aug 9, 2012 10:52 AM

    If you’re on the bubble for the Rams’ receiving corps, your next step is probably the Arena League. Rams were exceptionally thin in this area last year (it was a big reason Bradford struggled), and although they drafted some talent and will have Danny Amendola back from injury, they still have a ways to go.

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