Thursday, October 13, 2011, 4:12pm
As for improving the Rams’ pass protection, Bradford said the onus is on the entire offense, including him.
"I think there are areas we all can get better in," Bradford said. "Pass protection isn’t just our linemen. It’s me getting the ball out quicker, finding check downs. It’s our receivers getting open. I think we all understand."
Bradford has had a tough schedule thus far, so he and the Rams offense have a chance to bounce back after the bye.
Friday, September 30, 2011, 7:33pm
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 7:05pm
Rams QB Sam Bradford (toe) took full practice reps Wednesday. He sprained his toe against the Ravens, but based on his activity at practice, it doesn't appear to be bothering him. He should play in Week 4.
Friday, September 23, 2011, 9:59am
He said Thursday that he feels fine. He has to manage his knee, but he is hoping for more playing time in Sunday's home game against Baltimore (1-1).
"Yeah, I would love to be out there for more plays," said Alexander. "I'll just keep pushing forward. I don't have any pain. I manage it and the coaches are always watching. I want to stay fresh for the game."
Alexander has earned more playing time, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said.
"Danario had a great game and he's had a good week in practice," McDaniels said. "He's earned the right to be out there more certainly. We're excited about what he can do."
Coach Steve Spagnuolo acknowledged Alexander brings a different dimension to the offense.
"He's a big-play guy, a big, tall receiver," Spagnuolo said. "I think Sam likes throwing to him. He's done some productive things. We'll get him in there more and more. We all know what he's battling.
"I watch him all day. It's amazing what he does from a physical standpoint with the injury he has. He'll never tell you he has anything wrong but he does have to manage it."
The fact that Alexander was inactive for W1 underscores his injury history. He's a big play guy, so don't be surprised if he has a goose egg now and then if he and Sam Bradford fail to hook up on a deep pass.
Saturday, September 17, 2011, 4:17pm
Saturday, September 17, 2011, 3:58pm
Greg Salas will be Sam Bradford's slot receiver with Amendola out.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011, 12:06pm
A special glove designed to increase blood flow to the injury and reduce swelling may have helped get him back on the field quickly.
Bradford said although there was some soreness, the finger felt “10 times better’’ than it did on Monday, the day after the Rams’ opening 31-13 loss to the Eagles. The original plan didn’t call for him to do any throwing before today, and Bradford hadn’t been that optimistic.
“I couldn’t tell a bit,’’ wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker said. “He looked great to me.’’
Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 7:10pm
Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo at his press conference on Monday, said QB Sam Bradford has a contusion, or bruise, on his right index finger. It will be a day to day deal. The team is going to see where he's at Wednesday after taking off Monday and Tuesday.
He didn't seem too concerned about it and said the team will "keep its fingers crossed." The Rams take on a Giants team that is also banged up.
Bradford was injured while following through on a throw, and replays showed his right hand, and specifically his thumb, hit the hand of an oncoming pass rusher. Bradford left the field and headed into the tunnel, likely for X-rays. He was replaced by A.J. Feeley.
X-rays were reportedly negative, but there is apparently concern that he may have nerve damage. He will have an MRI on Monday. For his part, Bradford doesn't think he'll miss Week 2.
Thursday, September 1, 2011, 1:41pm
Throw another name into the hat in an already-crowded wideout competition in St. Louis. In re-signing with the Rams, Mark Clayton brings a veteran presence with good speed and yard-after-the-catch skills.
Clayton showed he was a quick study last season in picking up the offense quickly, so learning the Josh McDaniels scheme shouldn't be a problem. But Clayton's surgically repaired knee (more precisely, his patellar tendon) isn't quite 100 percent.
If he goes on PUP/reserve, which is likely, he will be sidelined at least six weeks. But St. Louis is a good fit for Clayton and he has a very good chemistry with quarterback Sam Bradford.
Clayton is the team's ninth wideout, and the Rams are expected to keep six or seven. Danny Amendola, Donnie Avery, Brandon Gibson and Mike Sims-Walker appear to have jobs locked up. The final two or three spots will be decided from among Danario Alexander, Mardy Gilyard and rookies Austin Pettis and Greg Salas. If Clayton starts on PUP/reserve list, the team won’t have to worry about clearing a roster spot for him until mid-October or later.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 1:54pm
"We've always liked him," general manager Billy Devaney said. "He was nicked a little bit last year with an ankle (injury) that hampered him. He tried to play through it, but you could see that he wasn't 100 percent. The guy scored 14 touchdowns over the last two years, so he's got some ability. That's what we were looking for — a bigger guy that can run a little bit."
"They don't know how excited I am to be here," he said. "This is a blessing. I call it the perfect situation. I wouldn't want to be nowhere else."
"Sam Bradford. Josh McDaniels. The wide receiver corps that we do have," Sims-Walker said. "Very underrated. I promise you. Very underrated. I train with some of the best receivers in the game. I've seen a lot, I've studied a lot of the best receivers in the game. Trust me, these guys are right there. We've just got to get it together, go out here and grind every day, compete with each other, and we'll be fine."
With Josh McDaniels calling the plays and Sam Bradford throwing the ball, there is a lot of potential the St. Louis offense for one or two receivers to break out. Danny Amendola and Mike Sims-Walker seem to be the best bests, and Lance Kendricks has a lot of upside at TE.