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NFL Trade Deadline: The St. Louis Rams Go Receiver-Hunting

At Turf Show Times VanRam might have come up with the reason teams were so fixated on Vincent Jackson, who is even now trying to subvert the success of the team he's on: There's nobody else out there. With Mark Clayton out for the season the Rams enter a trade market that's charitably described as barren:

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As far as what other "big ticket" receivers might be had via trade, it's tough to assess, i.e. I don't know of any...

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It's more likely that the Rams will use a late round pick to acquire another receiver who isn't getting playing time with another team. The question with that is whether or not that move can bring them another Mark Clayton (established, capable of contributing) or a Brandon Gibson (talented, but raw and flawed). We'll find out soon enough.

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At this point I think the Rams might have the decision made for them: they're going to have to see what they have internally, because there's nothing else out there. Most of the wide receivers currently available on the trade market are available because other teams think they aren't capable of contributing.