Sunday, September 5, 2010

Receivers Alexander and McRae signed to the practice squad

Mizzou fans can take a sigh of relief; because star Missouri Tiger WR Danario Alexander is back with the Rams. Alexander, an un-drafted free-agent, signed a two-year contract with the Rams in August. But yesterday, teams were required to cut their rosters down to 53 players, and Alexander was one of the cuts, along with his fellow WR Brandon McRae. Alexander and McRae were both signed again today, this time to the practice squad.

Alexander and McRae both have prototypical NFL receiver measurables. McRae is 6'4" and 205 lbs. Even more impressive is Alexander, who stands in at 6'5" and 221 lbs. Alexander ran the 40-yard dash in a blazing 4.4 seconds, and he also led the NCAA in receiving yards, with 113 reception for 1781 yards and 14 TDs.

Alexander has not been able to practice at full-speed ever since the Rams signed him. He has a history of knee injuries, and he is still experiencing atrophy in his left knee, as a result of his latest knee surgery. But when Alexander heals, he figure to have monster potential. If everything goes as scheduled, then I would expect to see Alexander on the field, for the Rams, by mid-to-late season.    

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