With only one productive game this season (six catches against the New York Giants), and after dropping two passes in Game 4 against Washington, Mike Sims-Walker was yanked from the starting lineup and placed on the pregame inactive list. Sims-Walker, a free agent from Jacksonville, was working with the scout team by the end of the practice week, running the routes of Green Bay receivers for the Rams' starting defense.
"The young guys, we thought we'd give a chance there," coach Steve Spagnuolo said.
The story points out that Brandon Gibson, Danario Alexander, and rookie Greg Salas combined for 18 catches for 211 yards. In addition, rookie tight end Lance Kendricks added four catches for 71 yards. The team hasn't been impressed with Sims-Walker and is looking to these younger guys to see what they have. The team is also rumored to be in the market for WR Brandon Lloyd of Denver before the trade deadline.