The St. Louis Rams have had very little injury news to celebrate this season, and one piece of good news has officially gone sour: Mark Clayton was sent to the injured reserve on Thanksgiving just two weeks since returning from the PUP list, where he spent most of the season following his recovery from last season’s season-ending knee injury.
Clayton caught three balls for 26 yards in two games on the active roster, and while he didn’t look awful in game action he lacked much to differentiate him from the Rams’ other suspects at the position. Nick Miller will return to to the roster two weeks after being dumped for Clayton.
The perpetually questionable Danario Alexander and rookie Austin Pettis were both limited in practice this week, which means Dominique Curry could see time at the position if all else fails, which it almost certainly will.
Joining Danny Amendola and Greg Salas amid the wreckage of the Rams wide receivers who’ve attempted to fill the slot role this year, Clayton is, I’m told, the million-billionth Ram to hit the injured reserve in 2011.