Friday, November 5, 2010

WR Iglesias still avaible via practice squad

We all know that the Rams passed on future Hall-of-Fame receiver Randy Moss. Moss was claimed by the Tennessee Titans earlier this week; had the Rams put in a claim, Moss would be a member of the team. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo claimed that it was a decision he thought long and hard about, but you never know if that is actually the truth, or if he just says it is, knowing the fans would be in an uproar if they knew the possibility wasn't even considered.

The Rams passed on Moss, but their troubles at receiver remain clear. Two solid rookies who were impressive during the preseason, Dominique Curry and Brandon McRae, are both injured; Curry is out for the season, and McRae will be out for a lengthy period of time after breaking his fibula. Starting receivers Donnie Avery and Mark Clayton are both done for the season, we all realize that, and even the available receiver are banged up; Mardy Gilyard is battling a hamstring injury, and Danario Alexander suffered yet another knee injury. Laurent Robinson was also banged up against Carolina. In fact, the Rams only have two completely healthy receivers in Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson.

The Rams need help are wide-receiver now. Moss was a golden opportunity, but since the Rams passed on him they need to find someone else. One ideal candidate in Juaquin Iglesias. Iglesias, a 2009 third round pick, is a second year player for Chicago, and went to school with quarterback Sam Bradford at Oklahoma. Bradford and Iglesias hooked up 74 times for 1150 yards and 10 touchdowns during Bradford's Heisman year, and they connected for five touchdowns during Bradford's record setting freshman year.

Iglesias is currently sitting on the Chicago Bear's practice squad, meaning that the Rams could claim him at any time if they are willing to give him a roster spot. We saw what Bradford was able to do with Mark Clayton, another receiver that he had a history with, so why not give Iglesias a shot? The guy is obviously competitive if he is sitting on a practice squad rather than being cut, and the chemistry is likely still there between him and Bradford.

At 6'0" and 204 lbs Iglesias is not a big receiver, but that can be considered big compared to the other Rams receivers. The Rams are going to have to sign someone before the game against San Fransisco, and since they passed on Moss they might as well try someone who has a history with the quarterback

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