Donnie Avery is out for the season. Avery suffered a torn ligament in his right knee Thursday night in the Rams' 36-35 preseason victory at New England.
"They'll let it calm down, and then at some point he will have surgery," coach Steve Spagnuolo said Friday. "He was having a terrific game. Donnie's a quality guy and a character guy, and we'll miss him."
In addition to deciding on the five or six wideouts among the nine who are vying for spots on the final roster, the coaches now have to find a replacement opposite the other starter, Laurent Robinson.
"Probably between Danny (Amendola) and Mardy Gilyard, and a couple of the guys we could flip over there (such as) Keenan Burton," Spagnuolo said. "We're going to wait a little bit before we declare any of that, but certainly somebody's going to have to step up there."
Spagnuolo didn't rule out finding wide receiver help outside the organization.
Spagnuolo interestingly didn't mention WR Brandon Gibson, who seems to be the logical payer to fill in for Avery. It looks like Gibson's stay in the WR rankings was a short one. We will be keeping an eye on Gilyard, and bumping up Danny Amendola.