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  • WR Avery Ready To Go; Reports "No Problem At All" With Sore Hip

    10.23.2009 1:55 pm
    WR Avery ready to go; reports “no problem at all” with sore hip
    By Bill Coats
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Given that the St. Louis Rams might have to put up 50 or so points Sunday to have a shot at derailing the unbeaten Colts, the news that WR Donnie Avery has recovered from his bruised hip and will suit up Sunday was welcome at Rams Park.

    Avery reported “no problem at all” after fully participating in practice Friday. Avery, injured last Sunday at Jacksonville after grabbing a 17-yard touchdown pass earlier, sat out Wednesday and took only limited reps Thursday.

    “It’s a lot better,” Avery said. “I’m feeling really fluid out there.”

    Notes & quotes:

    *Coach Steve Spagnuolo said he hadn’t decided whether newly acquired WR Brandon Gibson would be on the 45-man game-day roster. “It’s probably 50-50,” Spagnuolo said. “But the other (wideouts), everybody’s kind of stepped it up and had a pretty good week. So that’ll be a tough call.”

    *DE James Hall (groin), CB Justin King (groin) and WR Ruvell Martin (hamstring) were limited Friday. S James Butler (knee) and G Richie Incognito were full-go and are expected to start Sunday.

    *Despite the cool temperature and strong winds, the team practiced outside.

    *Colts safety Bob Sanders, the 2007 NFL defensive player of the year, not only will suit up for the first time this season, he’s expected to be in the starting lineup. Sanders has been recovering from offseason knee surgery.

    All for now…

  • #2
    Re: WR Avery Ready To Go; Reports "No Problem At All" With Sore Hip

    Hope Avery burns Sanders like seven times! haha.


    • #3
      Re: WR Avery Ready To Go; Reports "No Problem At All" With Sore Hip

      Originally posted by Mooselini
      Hope Avery burns Sanders like seven times! haha.
      You should be a comedian.


      • #4
        Re: WR Avery Ready To Go; Reports "No Problem At All" With Sore Hip

        Originally posted by Mooselini
        Hope Avery burns Sanders like seven times! haha.
        You never know, if we can block and he can get open, then anything is possible, I suppose.:helmet:


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          Ball security suddenly has become an issue with a player expected to lead the team’s thin and inexperienced wide receiver corps. His fumble at the Washington 5 in the fourth quarter last Sunday cost the Rams dearly in a 2-point loss, and he lost a fumble on a kickoff return to open the season.

          Returning to practice Wednesday was a major relief for Avery, the better to begin redeeming himself.

          “It was great to get back out there,” Avery said. “I understand it’s going to be a long week, but I just need to get ready.”

          Coach Steve Spagnuolo said he hasn’t lost confidence in Avery, the first wide receiver taken in the 2008 draft and coming off a 53-catch season that was only one off the franchise rookie record set by Eddie Kennison(notes) in 1996. So far, Avery has seven catches for 50 yards for a team that has managed only one touchdown in two games.

          The Rams, who have dropped 12 in a row heading into Sunday’s home opener against the Packers, need his breakaway speed.

          “I know this and I’ve said it before: I love his heart, I love his grit, I love what he’s all about,” Spagnuolo said. “He’ll be fine. We’re banking on him to be fine.”

          Quarterback Marc Bulger(notes) said Avery was tough enough on himself after Sunday’s loss without teammates piling on.

          “We’re going to need him for 14 more games, and he’s too good of a player,” Bulger said. “We can’t let him get down, and he was back out there today looking great.”

          Thus far, Laurent Robinson(notes) has been Bulger’s go-to wide receiver with 11 catches, a 12.8-yard average and the lone touchdown on a 2-yard fade route against the Redskins.

          Avery made several big plays as a rookie, scoring his first touchdown on a 37-yard end around and had six catches for 169 yards including a 69-yard grab against the Patriots. No fumbles, either.

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          Avery got caught on a spin move on the kickoff return, and hasn’t returned one since, although Spagnuolo wouldn’t say he’d been taken off special teams. The Rams signed return man Danny Amendola(notes) off the Eagles’ practice squad Tuesday, and Amendola could fill both roles this week.

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          For the organized team activities and the full-squad minicamp under way at Rams Park, the players aren't permitted to don pads, and contact is not allowed, per NFL rule.

          The 5-foot-11 Avery added 14 pounds, up to 198, but wasn't comfortable. "It's kind of trial and error," he said. "I felt a little bit sluggish, so I had to lose some of that weight. I feel good with the 10 right now that I put on."

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