ST. LOUIS (AP) With prolific wide receiver Danny Amendola sidelined by a collarbone injury, the St. Louis Rams will probably need a group effort to make up the volume for the next several weeks.
They're doing their best to put a positive face on the situation. Amendola is among the NFL leaders with 32 receptions, and has nearly 40 percent of the Rams' catches on the year.
"Danny going down just opens the door," quarterback Sam Bradford said Wednesday. "It gives an opportunity to some of our other receivers to step up and make plays."
That includes rookies Chris Givens and Brian Quick. Steve Smith figures to get back into the mix this week at Miami after being inactive the last two games.
Smith, who has five catches with a 14-yard average, downplayed the opportunity.
"I'm just going to do my job, do what they ask of me," Smith said. "I'm just coming in ready to work every day."
Coach Jeff Fisher said Smith took the hits "like a pro" and made contributions on the scout team.