Monday, September 6, 2010

Rams trade for Raven's WR Mark Clayton

Chris Mortensen of ESPN has announced over twitter that the St.Louis Rams have traded for the Raven's WR Mark Clayton. The 28 year old Clayton is a former 1st round pick, and has been the Raven's #2 WR (opposite Derrick Mason) for the past five seasons.  The Rams will likely have to send a late round 2011 pick to the Ravens for compensation. 

Clayton's best season came in 2006, he had 939 yards and 5 TDs. In 2009 he only had 480 yards and 2 TDs, but was injured for 4 games. Clayton figures to be a suitable replacement for the injured Donnie Avery, but Clayton has a history of injury himself- In his five NFL seasons, he has yet to play a complete 16 games; but, he has played at least 10 games in every season. Having a replacement for Avery for 10 games is better than no replacement at all.

Danny Amendola, Mark Clayton, and Laurent Robinson should be the top three receivers for the Rams; with Brandon Gibson, Mardy Gilyard, and Keenan Burton as back-ups.

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