Another week, another shuffle in the roster. Mark Clayton's grueling comeback from patellar tendon surgery -- mostly done on his own, and on his own dime -- ended disappointingly as the WR never got back to full game speed. The Rams placed him on IR yesterday, and have reportedly (according to Martin Kilcoyne at KFNS) made yet another change on the offensive line. Goldberg moves to LT, and Harvey Dahl and deposed center Jason Brown each slide over a spot on the right side.
At this point in the season, it might be easier to list the players and positions that haven't seen change, than those that thave:
LG: Jacob Bell RG-RT: Harvey Dahl
DE Chris Long DE James Hall DT Fred Robbins DT Justin Bannan LB James Laurinaitis S Quintin Mikell S Darian Stewart
There's your list, in its entirety, of Rams from our starting 22 that have played all ten games this season. (I had Brandon Gibson on the list too, but forgot about his non-injury benching in Week 7.)
According to last week's Fox broadcast, the Rams have lost 20% of their roster to the IR this season. Given that 20% of 53 is 11, I think that number might actually be low. We've lost nearly that many cornerbacks, let alone players at other positions.
Even as the pile of the dead rises outside Rams Park, the clock is ticking on the remainder of the season, and on the remainder of the current regime's job audition. For his part, Peter King thinks he thinks (in this week's print edition of SI) that Spagnuolo needs another four wins in these next six games to keep his job. I had the count at seven wins myself, thinking that the Rams needed to not lose ground on last season.
If the Rams respond with an offensive explosion this week against Arizona, maybe we'll be able to see it as something to build on. Having anything at all to build on from this lost season would be an improvement.
The St. Louis Rams have placed wide receiver Mark Clayton on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury.Clayton played just two games this season after recovering from knee and Achilles tendon injuries. He made his only three catches of the season in last weekend's game against the Seattle Seahawks.Clayton has been limited to just seven games the past two seasons.The 29...
The season is over for yet another member of the St. Louis Rams, as the team placed WR Mark Clayton on injured reserve as he continues to deal with knee issues. According to the team, Clayton was dealing with soreness in both of his knees and … [visit site to read more]Rams Place Clayton On IR - Ramblin' Fan - Ramblin' Fan - A St. Louis Rams Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Rams have lost 29-year old WR Mark Clayton for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. Clayton played in 2 games (1 start) for the Rams this year and he caught 3 passes for 26 yards (8.7 avg). He has now played in 7 games (6 starts) in his first two years with the Rams and he has caught 26 passes for 332 yards (12.8 avg) with 2 TD grabs. Clayton didn’t play much...
The St. Louis Rams have placed Mark Clayton on injured reserve, pulling the plug on the wide receiver's adversity-filled season.
Coach Steve Spagnuolo says Clayton has had issues with both knees and was in pain earlier in the practice week.
Clayton had reconstructive knee surgery last October and has struggled with Achilles tendinitis since being activated off the PUP list...
The Rams hoped that wide receiver Mark Clayton could give boost to the team’s offense when he came off the PUP list. Instead, Clayton couldn’t get healthy. St. Louis announced Thursday that Clayton is headed to injured reserve because of pain in both knees. He caught three passes after returning to the team. The Rams…
The St. Louis Rams have placed Mark Clayton on injured reserve, pulling the plug on the wide receiver's adversity-filled season. Coach Steve Spagnuolo says Clayton has had issues with both knees and was in pain earlier in the practice week. Clayton had reconstructive knee surgery last October and has struggled with Achilles tendinitis since being activated off the PUP list, playing...
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