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Danario Alexander Cut: Not So Surprising Considering Injury History

As a senior at the University of Missouri, wide receiver Danario Alexander led the NCAA with 1,781 yards and 14 touchdowns. However, despite his very successful collegiate career, Alexander went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft due to a knee surgery in February of that year.

After a long recovery he eventually signed with the St. Louis Rams and spent time on the practice squad before joining the active roster in October 2010. At times he looked like Sam Bradford's go-to receiver, but after non-stop injuries during his time with the team, he was released by the Rams on Monday during the first round of roster cuts.

Ryan Van Bibber of Rams blog, Turf Show Times, reacted to the news:

"The Danario Alexander news is a bit of a shocker when you consider his talent level, but not so much when you look back at his injury history. He has yet to play in a preseason game while suffering from a never-ending hamstring injury.

It will be interesting to see if DX gets a flyer from another team. He certainly has the talent, but not the knees after having five knee surgeries. The Rams could also re-sign him after he clears waivers."

In two seasons with the Rams, Alexander recorded 46 receptions for 737 yards with three touchdowns.

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