Weekend Ramblings: Goodbye Donnie

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 26: Donnie Avery of the St. Louis Rams is carted off the field in the second quarter against the New England Patriots on August 26, 2010 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The team had to be feeling good over the weekend, with the obvious exception of wide receiver Donnie Avery. It has been announced by the team that Avery will miss the 2010 season with a torn ACL, and we wish him a speedy recovery. With that being said, this injury makes it even more vital that the team do something to find a veteran who can contribute at the position. We needed it before the injury, but now we are desperate.

Now, before I get the obvious questions, let me address it here. Two high-profile receivers were cut over the last few days, so it stands to reason that the Rams might be interested. I wouldn’t hold my breath. Antonio Bryant was let go by the Bengals after signing a 4-year, $28 million deal in the offseason. I don’t expect the Rams to show much interest here, as Bryant is still suffering from soreness in his knee that caused him to miss a good chunk of last season. I think he would be a nice fit, but the Bengals wouldn’t have let him go if they thought he could contribute at a high level this season. Laveranues  Coles was also released by the Jets, but he has discussed retirement. If he does decide to play, I doubt he will want to come here, and I also don’t know how much of an upgrade he would be. I wouldn’t rule either one of these players out, but don’t be shocked if you don’t hear much out of Rams camp about them.

In other news, the team parted ways with RB Jamie McCoy, CB Marcus Brown, and OL Joe Gibbs over the weekend. No big shockers here, but the interesting cuts will be coming in a matter of weeks. I am certainly interested in which receivers will make the team, even more so now that Avery is out.

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