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.