St. Louis Rams rookie wide receiver Danario Alexander practiced all week leading up to the Rams’ game against the first-place Atlanta Falcons, but he wasn’t ready to take on a significant role in the Rams offense and was declared inactive for today’s game.
Alexander is trying to recover from his fifth surgery on his left knee, which happened after his second career NFL game. He practiced this week but at times had trouble making cuts and would have been forced into a very limited role.
In his debut Alexander, a former University of Missouri star, tantalized Rams fans by catching four passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. In his career to date he’s got five receptions for 78, which is exactly the kind of season teams were worried about Alexander having when he went undrafted following an outstanding college career.
In his place the Rams have relied upon Danny Amendola, Brandon Gibson, Laurent Robinson, and fellow rookie Mardy Gilyard. Alexander should be back next week, barring any further set-backs.