Avery, Sims-Walker Back At Practice, Rivals Find Themselves a Quarterback

By Ethan Novak

St Louis Rams wide receiver Donnie Avery has returned to practice today along with Mike Sims-Walker, who suffered a groin injury in the week one contest against the Indianapolis Colts.  This gives the Rams back their two most experienced veterans (excluding Mark Clayton, who is still unsigned), and should pump even more life into the position battle that is developing in St Louis.

Last Saturday against the Colts, second-year receivers Mardy Gilyard, Danario Alexander, and third-year receiver Brandon Gisbon stood out with the best performances amongst the position and with so many receivers and so little spots, it is going to be interesting to see who will be the odd man out.  If they bring back Mark Clayton soon, it could get insane.


In other news, this happened:

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McCown is an average quarterback who seemed to find a little bit of life in the UFL last season.  Whether or not he is an upgrade over 49ers current quarterback Alex Smith will become clear over the next couple weeks, but I can’t imagine a scenario where this move makes them any more dangerous.  Which leads me to my next question, why didn’t they just keep Shaun Hill a couple years ago?

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