For a while, now, the list of wide receivers still available during the NFL free agency season has been dwindling; as of a few days ago, the top names on it were Braylon Edwards, Early Doucet, and Giants Steve Smith. Now they're just Braylon Edwards and Giants Steve Smith—the Arizona Cardinals resigned Early Doucet on a two-year deal. The St. Louis Rams' shopping list, if it still exists, just got even smaller.
The Rams have been connected with wide receivers all year—for a while they were a sure thing to sign Mario Manningham—but they failed to close the deal with any of them, leaving Sam Bradford's wide receiver corps even barer than it was at the end of the season, when the Rams at least had a disgruntled Brandon Lloyd to throw to.
More wide receiver coverage from the concerned citizens at SB Nation St. Louis:
- For us, this just makes it more likely that the Rams will select Justin Blackmon in the 2012 NFL Draft.
- Because it's important to remember where even Braylon Edwards would fit on the Rams' depth chart.
- Especially compared to Blackmon.