Mark Clayton STL -WRplaced on IR
The Rams have placed WR Mark Clayton on IR, ending his 2011 season. His only 3 catches of the year came last week. He likely suffered a setback with that bum knee. Clayton will be a free-agent this offseason and will need to prove he's healthy if he wants to land a job.
Mark Clayton STL -WRactive
Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) will make his 2011 debut against the Browns today. According to the Rams' official Twitter feed, Clayton will play "a lot." We'd still consider him far too risky to use in fantasy lineups, but Clayton is definitely worth monitoring -- and even adding right now in deeper leagues.
Mark Clayton STL -WRactivated from PUP
The Rams have activated WR Mark Clayton (knee) from the PUP list. He's been practicing for a few weeks and is expected to play against the Browns this Sunday. Don't count on an immediate impact, but Clayton could start pushing for the #2 WR spot over the next few weeks. He's worth adding in deeper leagues.
Mark Clayton STL -WRwon't play Week 7
Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) won't be ready to make his 2011 debut this weekend. He's eligible to come off the PUP list -- and he got on the practice field this week -- but he's still not ready for game action after tearing his patellar tendon last season. Clayton isn't likely to make a fantasy impact until late in the year -- if at all. He's only worth stashing in deep leagues.
Mark Clayton STL -WRexpects to play Week 7
Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) will be activated from the PUP list this week and expects to make his season debut against the Cowboys on Sunday. He's attempting to return from a torn patellar tendon -- no easy task. Remember that Clayton had racked up 22 catches for 300 yards and 2 TDs in the 4 games before going down though. If he's truly back to 100%, he could work his way back into the starting lineup. But for now, he figures to be St. Louis' 5th WR behind Brandon Lloyd, Danario Alexander, Brandon Gibson, and Greg Salas. Clayton is only worth an add in deeper leagues. We wouldn't expect an impact until November at the earliest.
Mark Clayton STL -WRlikely headed for PUP
Rams HC Steve Spagnuolo confirmed Friday that WR Mark Clayton is expected to open the regular season on the PUP list. Clayton is still working back from the knee injury that ended his 2010 early and will be ineligible for the first 6 games. After that, we'll see how things are going with a crowded pass-catching corps.
Mark Clayton STL -WRre-signs with Rams
The Rams have re-signed WR Mark Clayton. This was expected all along, but it took longer than expected because Clayton is struggling to return from last year's torn patellar tendon. All reports indicate that he's still not close to 100%. Throw in a crowded Rams WR corps, and Clayton isn't an option in fantasy drafts.
Update: Clayton has been placed on the active PUP list, meaning he won't start practicing yet. And Rams insider Howard Balzer reports that Clayton may be transferred to the reserve PUP, which would knock him out for the first 6 weeks of the season.
Mark Clayton STL -WRnot close to returning
Rams beat writer Jim Thomas reports that WR Mark Clayton is still "a ways away from being considered healthy enough to play." He's still rehabbing from last year's torn patellar tendon. Clayton remains a good bet to return to St. Louis, but it's looking more and more doubtful that he'll make an early-season impact.
Mark Clayton STL -WRknee still not 100%
Rams HC Steve Spagnuolo says WR Mark Clayton's surgically-repaired knee is still "not ready yet." Clayton tore his patellar tendon in Week 5 last year. He was expected to re-sign with the Rams but is still a free-agent. It doesn't look like he'll be making an impact early on this season.
Mark Clayton STL -WRhealthy, wants back with the Rams
Free-agent WR Mark Clayton says his surgically-repaired knee feels “wonderful” and emphasized his desire to return to St. Louis. "I love playing with [QB] Sam Bradford. The organization is great. Coach 'Spags' (Steve Spagnuolo), I love him. I love his passion. He's a real fiery dude. He's a defensive guy and I play offense. Opposites attract, I guess." Clayton tore up his knee in Week 5 last season, but lit up the league prior to that. He racked up 23 grabs for 306 yards and 2 scores, enough to place him 10th among WRs in fantasy points. Clayton has been running routes with Bradford recently – a good sign that he’s planning on re-signing with the Rams. If he regains his pre-injury form, Clayton could be a sneaky fantasy option. He’s worth keeping a close eye on this summer.
Mark Clayton STL -WRlikely to stay in St. Louis
The Rams and pending free-agent WR Mark Clayton have been in "steady dialogue" about a new contract. "He's certainly a candidate to get an extension done before the [March 4th] deadline," Rams VP of football operations Kevin Demoff said. "But if he doesn't, that wouldn't change our opinion on wanting him back." Before tearing his patellar tendon in Week 5, Clayton was St. Louis' top WR, racking up 306 yards and 2 TDs. Ideally, he'd return as the team's #2 WR.
Mark Clayton STL -WRhas torn patellar tendon
The official diagnosis on Rams WR Mark Clayton's injured knee is a torn patellar tendon. He's done for the season, and his availability for 2011 training camp is in doubt. Tough break for a guy who had seemed to finally figure it out.
Mark Clayton STL -WRdone for season
Rams WR Mark Clayton admitted the knee injury he suffered in today’s game is season ending. It’s an unfortunate event for a guy that was in the process of turning his career around. Brandon Gibson, Laurent Robinson, and Danny Ammendola will pick up snaps in his absence.
Mark Clayton STL -WRsuffers knee injury
Rams WR Mark Clayton was carted off the field with a knee injury. We’ll update his status when it becomes available.
UPDATE: Clayton has been ruled out for the remainder of today’s game.
Mark Clayton STL -WRwill be covered by Nnamdi Asomugha
Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha is expected to cover Rams WR Mark Clayton today. Interesting that Oakland sees Clayton as a bigger threat than WR Laurent Robinson. Clayton should be on your bench today.
Mark Clayton STL -WRtraded to Rams
The Rams have acquired WR Mark Clayton from Baltimore in exchange for a late-round pick. Clayton became expendable when the Ravens signed WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh earlier this morning. In St. Louis, Clayton could have some fantasy impact. He had a good camp with Baltimore and immediately becomes one of the most talented WR on St. Louis' roster. Laurent Robinson is pretty much locked into the #1 WR role, but there's no reason Clayton can't emerge as the #2 and send Danny Amendola back to the slot. Keep an eye on him these first few weeks.
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