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D Rock
08-30-2012, 07:57 PM
Both Austin Pettis (3rd round) and Greg Salas (4th round) were drafted by the Rams last year and had 27 catches each as rookies. Both are big guys who are now on the outside looking in. I would happily take either as our 5th WR as cuts are made.

hawaiiansteel
08-30-2012, 08:18 PM
Both Austin Pettis (3rd round) and Greg Salas (4th round) were drafted by the Rams last year and had 27 catches each as rookies. Both are big guys who are now on the outside looking in. I would happily take either as our 5th WR as cuts are made.

Greg Salas was a stud at the University of Hawaii, would love to see him be our #5 WR but he is kinda slow...

D Rock
08-30-2012, 08:34 PM
Greg Salas was a stud at the University of Hawaii, would love to see him be our #5 WR but he is kinda slow...

We've got speed. We lack size. Although some say Salas may stick around as he was just getting it going last year when he broke his leg in week 9. Pettis was my crush of the draft last year.

RuthlessBurgher
08-30-2012, 08:49 PM
Good call...I liked both of those guys as potential targets in that draft.

Both might be available if St. Louis keep these 5 wideouts instead: Danny Amendola, Brandon Gibson, Brian Quick, Chris Givens, and Steve Smith (not the one on the sidelines at Heinz tonight...the other one who used to play in the NFC East).

D Rock
08-30-2012, 08:58 PM
Good call...I liked both of those guys as potential targets in that draft.

Both might be available if St. Louis keep these 5 wideouts instead: Danny Amendola, Brandon Gibson, Brian Quick, Chris Givens, and Steve Smith (not the one on the sidelines at Heinz tonight...the other one who used to play in the NFC East).


That's what I'm thinking...obviously Amendola and Quick (2nd round pick this year) make the team. Everything I've read says Brandon Gibson is being kept. Givens was the 1st pick the 4th round this year so he has a huge advantage in hanging on. And steve smith has proven himself as a very reliable target.

VERY possible that both Salas and Pettis are cut...and more as a numbers game than a lack of skill.

hawaiiansteel
08-31-2012, 02:47 AM
By Ryan Wilson

http://cbssports.com/images/blogs/austin-pettis-rams-suspended.jpg

Rams rookie wide receiver Austin Pettis has been suspended four games without pay for violating NFL rules on performance-enhancing substances, according to CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter Ron Clements. This will keep him out of the Rams' two remaining 2011 regular-season games against the Steelers and 49ers, as well as the first two games of 2012.

“Austin’s situation is unfortunate,” St. Louis head coach Steve Spagnuolo said via the team's website. “Obviously, we are disappointed and will miss him during this suspension, but the NFL’s policies are very clear and we respect the League’s decision in this matter. We are unable to comment further on this matter or any aspect of the NFL’s Drug Policy.”

Pettis, a third-round pick out of Boise State, has appeared in 12 games (including three starts) and has 27 receptions for 256 yards (0 TDs). Injuries forced St. Louis to use Pettis as the No. 3 receiver for much of the season, and he's currently tied with Greg Salas for fourth on the team in receptions (behind Brandon Lloyd, Steven Jackson and Brandon Gibson).

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22475988/33983156

D Rock
08-31-2012, 07:21 AM
do you get a 4 game suspension for the 2nd infraction or the 1st?

His positive test was for adderall, just like Wes Saunders. I would assume if we signed Pettis that he too would be a roster exception until his suspension is over.

steelblood
08-31-2012, 07:25 AM
do you get a 4 game suspension for the 2nd infraction or the 1st?

His positive test was for adderall, just like Wes Saunders. I would assume if we signed Pettis that he too would be a roster exception until his suspension is over.

Can't the Rams keep him then as a roster exception with having him count. That gives them two more games to see if anyone gets injured.

D Rock
08-31-2012, 08:00 AM
Can't the Rams keep him then as a roster exception with having him count. That gives them two more games to see if anyone gets injured.

that's certainly true for Pettis, but would they do that if he projects as their #7 WR?

I figure there would be some sort of salary implication for the Rams if he makes the regular season roster, even if kept as a suspended player, but I really don't know how that all works.

phillyesq
08-31-2012, 08:50 AM
In training camps of the past, I seem to remember lots of debate on the board about who to keep for the #5 wr slot, with plenty of worth candidates. That certainly isn't the case this year, as none of the candidates have really stepped up, but I would imagine that other squads, including the Rams, probably do have a number of quality 4/5 wr options.

I could easily see the Steelers looking to waivers to add a #5 WR, especially if they can find one who contributes on special teams.

lloydroid
08-31-2012, 04:41 PM
Pgh will tend to keep a WR who has been in camp all along instead of signing a guy who has zero experience with the team, etc. Unless all the #5 guys REALLY all stink, the 5th WR will come from someone already on the team. It would be very un-Steeler like to sign someone who hasn't been in camp.

D Rock
08-31-2012, 05:19 PM
Pgh will tend to keep a WR who has been in camp all along instead of signing a guy who has zero experience with the team, etc. Unless all the #5 guys REALLY all stink, the 5th WR will come from someone already on the team. It would be very un-Steeler like to sign someone who hasn't been in camp.


yep, they do.

Slapstick
08-31-2012, 05:22 PM
I don't know that they all stink, per se, but you can't keep any of them over a Chris Rainey...

hawaiiansteel
09-01-2012, 09:02 PM
New England Patriots trade for Greg Salas from Rams

By Gregg Rosenthal
Published: Sept. 1, 2012

The New England Patriots have acquired some Wes Welker insurance.

The Pats acquired wide receiver Greg Salas from the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, a source with knowledge of the trade told NFL.com and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

ESPN first reported the trade in which the Patriots will send a late-round draft pick in 2015 to the Rams as compensation.

It's a no brainer move for the Patriots because Salas is already familiar with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels' system after working together in St. Louis.

The Patriots entered Saturday with only four wide receivers: Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Matthew Slater and Julian Edelman. Slater is primarily a special teamer, so this gives New England some depth if one of their top pass catchers goes down with an injury. Salas figures to battle Edelman for snaps behind Welker.

A highly productive player at Hawaii, Salas was a fourth-round draft pick last season. He was coming on strong in St. Louis in 2011 with 22 catches in his final four games before breaking his leg halfway through his rookie season.

With huge cash paid to tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez this offseason, Welker might leave New England in 2013 if he wants to max out his money. Salas will be one of the receivers in line potentially to replace him.

There were rumors that receiver Jabar Gaffney was hoping to re-sign with the Patriots when he gets healthy, but this move makes that less likely.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000057538/article/new-england-patriots-trade-for-greg-salas-from-rams