ST. LOUIS Last year was quite the rookie season for Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis.
The third round draft pick out of Boise State didn't even dress until week three and then missed the final two games of the season as part of a four-game suspension for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance.
In between, he had 27 catches for 256 yards in 12 games and returned 15 punts, three kick returns and had two tackles on special teams. Expected to provide an immediate boost to a struggling wide receiver group, Pettis instead showed his inexperience and youth for much of the year.
"It was definitely odd," Pettis said Tuesday. "It was a learning experience, that was really the main thing for me. I did a lot of stuff. I got to help out on special teams, I did some punt returning, just a lot of different situations I was put in that I didn't expect being a rookie.
"It was definitely a good learning experience for me, going through difficult situations and having a little bit...