Originally posted on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 12/14/13
A couple of big-name playmakers showed up on the St. Louis Rams injury report this week as dynamic rookie receiver Tavon Austin and sophomore shut-down cornerback Janoris Jenkins were listed as questionable for this weekend’s game on the Rams official injury report. Austin was the Rams first-round draft pick this season out of the University of West Virginia. His presence on offense was expected to help starting quarterback Sam Bradford transition into the franchise quarterback he was expected to be when he was drafted with the No. 1 overall selection just a few short seasons ago. Unfortunately, Austin appeared to have moderate difficulty adjusting to the speed of the NFL early in his rookie season. He made little impact on offense and seemed destined to contribute primarily on special teams. To make matters worse, quarterback Sam Bradford was eventually placed on season-ending Injured Reserve leaving his long-term status with the St. Louis very much in doubt. Strangely enough how...
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