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  NFL | Mark Clayton announces retirement    Wed May 15, 08:22 PM

Free-agent WR Mark Clayton (Rams) announced Wednesday, May 15, that he is retiring from the NFL after seven seasons. He played for the Baltimore Ravens and St. Louis Rams, posting 260 career receptions for 3,448 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton placed on IR    Thu Nov 24, 12:05 PM

The St. Louis Rams have placed WR Mark Clayton (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season. In a corresponding move, the team re-signed free-agent WR Nick Miller.

Footballguys view: Clayton never seemed to be right this year. The Rams optimistically signed him before he was healthy, and they ended up needing him, but he couldn't hold up under the wear and tear of playing at full speed.

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  Rams | Seven limited during practice    Wed Nov 23, 05:24 PM

St. Louis Rams RB Cadillac Williams (calf), WRs Danario Alexander (hamstring), Mark Clayton (knee) and Austin Pettis (knee), TE Lance Kendricks (head), DE Chris Long (ankle) and CB Justin King (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.

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  Rams | Two WRs might be limited in practice    Mon Nov 21, 08:35 PM

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams WRs Mark Clayton (knee) and Austin Pettis (knee) had some soreness in their knees after the Week 10 game, and might be limited in practice this week.

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  Rams | Four players day-to-day    Mon Nov 21, 04:34 PM

St. Louis Rams WRs Austin Pettis (knee) and Mark Clayton (knee), DE Chris Long (ankle) and CB Justin King (knee) are considered day-to-day for Week 12.

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  Rams | Brandon Gibson, Mark Clayton do little in Week 11    Sun Nov 20, 08:12 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Brandon Gibson had four receptions for 37 yards in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks, while WR Mark Clayton added 26 yards on three catches. WR Austin Pettis also chipped in with two grabs for 12 yards in the loss.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton debuts in Week 10    Mon Nov 14, 01:16 AM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) made his season debut in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns. He did not have any receptions, and he was targeted just one time.

Footballguys view: Clayton seems like he's still not close to the level he was at when he was putting up WR1 numbers for the Rams in September last year.

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  Rams | Uncertain if Mark Clayton will play in Week 10    Wed Nov 9, 11:05 PM

St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Wednesday, Nov. 9, that he is uncertain if WR Mark Clayton (knee) will be ready to play in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns. 'I'm ready to play,' Clayton said. 'The coaches understand the situation. I don't know the extent or the where or the when, but I'm ready.'

Footballguys view: Clayton will have a chance to become the #2 WR for the Rams if he can get fully back in game shape. Monitor him in deep leagues.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton activated from PUP list    Wed Nov 9, 04:08 PM

The St. Louis Rams have activated WR Mark Clayton (knee) from the Physically Unable to Perform list. He is expected to play in Week 10.

Footballguys view: Clayton showed fantastic chemistry with QB Sam Bradford last year. The duo could start right where they left off now that Clayton is off the PUP list. The presence of WR Brandon Lloyd will create single coverage for Clayton. He's a risky start in week 10, but could emerge as a quality WR3 for your team later in the year.

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  Rams | Roster moves coming    Tue Nov 8, 06:10 PM

The St. Louis Rams plan on activating WR Mark Clayton (Achilles') from the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, Nov. 9, with WR Greg Salas (leg) expected to be placed on Injured Reserve. The team signed free-agent WR David Gilreath (Colts) to the practice squad and released WR Kris Adams Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Footballguys view: Clayton is worth a pickup in deep leagues since the Rams appear to believe he is healthy enough to merit a roster spot.

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  Rams | Three-week window for Mark Clayton about to close    Mon Oct 31, 09:07 PM

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (Achilles') continues to wear a protective boot for his sore Achilles' tendon. The three-week window for Clayton is about to close, and the team will need to either place him on Injured Reserve, ending his season, or activate him after this week.

Footballguys view: Clayton had a setback with his achilles and he is unlikely to play this year.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton wearing walking boot    Mon Oct 31, 04:03 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (Achilles') is wearing a walking boot because of his Achilles' injury and his status for Week 9 is uncertain.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton won't be activated    Fri Oct 28, 03:27 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (Achilles', knee) suffered a setback with his Achilles' in practice this week and won't be activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Clayton can be dropped in any leagues where he has been held with the expectation that he could have a big impact upon his return.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton, Marquis Johnson won't play    Fri Oct 21, 04:48 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) and CB Marquis Johnson (knee) won't be active for the team's Week 7 game after going through their first full week of practice.

Footballguys view: Clayton might be a few weeks away, which is long enough for Brandon Lloyd to seize control of the #1 receiver role.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton nearing return    Thu Oct 20, 01:12 AM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) remains on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list. However, he is nearly ready for a return, even though officially the team has three weeks to decide whether to add him to the active roster or place him on season-ending Injured Reserve. Barring a setback, it sounds like he'll be taken off PUP soon.

Footballguys view: Getting Clayton back with the addition of Brandon Lloyd could really help jump start the Rams passing game.

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  Rams | Two on PUP to begin practicing    Mon Oct 17, 04:00 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) and CB Marquis Johnson (knee) will begin practicing after missing the first six weeks because they were on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: Clayton's return to the lineup, along with the addition of WR Brandon Lloyd should help QB Sam Bradford put up better numbers.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton scheduled to return to practice    Thu Oct 13, 01:52 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) is scheduled to return to practice next week after spending the first six weeks on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: Getting Clayton back is exactly what the Rams offense and QB Sam Bradford need. Last year Clayton and Bradford showed immediate and incredible chemistry and we expect them to pick up where they left off.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton on PUP    Sat Sep 3, 07:28 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) has been placed on the reserve physically unable to perform list. Clayton will not be able to play during the first six weeks of the NFL season. When he is able to return to practice after Week 6, the Rams will then have a three-week window to activate, release or place him on Injured Reserve.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Mike Sims-Walker will have the chance to take the #1 wide receiver job and run with it while Clayton recovers and rehabs his knee.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton could start year on PUP list    Thu Sep 1, 07:26 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) could start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would mean he would sit out at least the first six weeks of the season.

Footballguys view: The Clayton signing represents a belief in Clayton's ability to contribute later this season, but also some doubt on the Rams part in Mike Sims-Walker and Brandon Gibson. If he gets back to full speed, Clayton will be worth a bench spot after his WR1-level start to 2010.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton on PUP for now    Thu Sep 1, 12:32 AM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee), who re-signed earlier Wednesday, Aug. 31, is on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list for now. The team will have to make an official decision on his status by Saturday, Sept. 3.

Footballguys view: It won't be a shock if the team puts Clayton on the PUP to begin the season, which would cause him to miss the first six games, but that wouldn't mean that you should write off Clayton for the entire year. The Rams wouldn't have signed him if that was the case.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton agrees to terms    Wed Aug 31, 04:16 PM

The St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms with free-agent WR Mark Clayton (Rams) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Finally! This move was expected for quite some time, and the Rams finally pulled the trigger today. Clayton showed fantastic chemistry with QB Sam Bradford last year before he was hurt. If he stays healthy he could be the team's leading receiver this year and makes for a good value as a WR5 in fantasy leagues.

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  Patriots | Mark Clayton to work out    Thu Aug 18, 05:05 PM

The New England Patriots plan to work out free-agent WR Mark Clayton (Rams) Friday, Aug. 19.

Footballguys view: It's surprising the Rams haven't locked down Clayton by now. The Patriots may be looking for additional WR help even though they added Chad Ochocinco earlier this year.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton visits    Fri Aug 12, 12:03 AM

Free-agent WR Mark Clayton (knee) visited with the St. Louis Rams Thursday, Aug. 11. His visit was to keep them up to speed on where he is in his recovery from a knee injury. He is expected to re-sign with the Rams, but it may not be for another week or longer.

Footballguys view: Clayton's eventual re-signing could take the edge off of Mike Sims-Walker's sleeper status, but Sims-Walker should still get a chance to start and have a bounce back season. It's hard to trust Clayton with his knee still being a big question this close to the season.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton still on radar    Wed Aug 10, 03:43 AM

Free-agent WR Mark Clayton (knee) met with his former team, the St. Louis Rams, Tuesday, Aug. 9. He is recovering from knee surgery he had last season, and met with head coach Steve Spagnuolo and the team's training staff. Spagnuolo said the team is in constant contact with Clayton. Clayton will likely undergo additional tests with the team soon to see how strong his leg is. The Rams remain very interested in re-signing Clayton, but they want to make sure he is healthy first.

Footballguys view: Clayton showed great chemistry with QB Sam Bradford last year. If he's healthy then we think it's a slam dunk move for the Rams.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton talks continue    Thu Jul 28, 10:29 PM

The St. Louis Rams and free-agent WR Mark Clayton continue to talk. However, the two sides have yet to agree to terms on a new deal.

Footballguys view: Clayton would be a great late-round sleeper in St. Louis because of the chemistry he showed with fellow Sooner Sam Bradford last year. He put up WR1 fantasy numbers for the first four weeks of the season, and the chance that he could do it again is easily worth a pick in the 12th round or later if he is back in St. Louis.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton says knee feels wonderful    Wed Jun 29, 11:51 AM

St. Louis Rams impending free-agent WR Mark Clayton (knee) said his knee feels wonderful at this point and has recently worked out with QB Sam Bradford.

Footballguys view: Clayton and Bradford showed great chemistry last year before Clayton was hurt and should pick up where they left off in 2011. The veteran WR is a free agent, but he wants to stay in St. Louis and the Rams will likely sign him as soon as the lockout is lifted.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton not fully healthy yet    Sat Mar 26, 05:24 PM

St. Louis Rams impending free-agent WR Mark Clayton (knee) is not fully healed from the patella tendon injury he suffered during the season, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Footballguys view: Clayton isn't fully healthy but he should be ready by the start of the regular season. We expect him to re-sign with the Rams and continue displaying great chemistry with QB Sam Bradford.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton expected to re-sign    Fri Mar 25, 02:37 AM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton is expected to re-sign with the team, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Clayton showed great chemistry with QB Sam Bradford last year and could really flourish in a Josh McDaniels system if healthy.

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  Rams | Close to a deal with Mark Clayton    Fri Mar 4, 11:33 PM

The St. Louis Rams were thought to be near a contract extension with WR Mark Clayton, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. If a deal isn't struck before the CBA runs out, Clayton is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.

Footballguys view: Clayton has great chemistry with young QB Sam Bradford and the team would like to keep him around. The Rams are expected to upgrade their WR corps in the 2011 NFL Draft, but Clayton gives them much needed veteran leadership.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton progressing in rehab    Tue Feb 22, 03:18 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) is progressing nicely in his rehab from a patellar tendon injury last year, according to NFL.com. 'He's doing extremely well,' agent Jim Steiner said. 'He'll be 100 percent, and be fine. I don't know exactly when he'll be at full, full, full, speed. I don't want to speak out of turn, but I think it's somewhere at the end of March, something like that, or in April.'

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  Rams | Talking to Mark Clayton about extension    Tue Feb 22, 02:42 AM

The St. Louis Rams have had steady dialogue with WR Mark Clayton about a contract extension, although it's uncertain if a new deal can be worked out before a possible lockout March 4, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 'We've had dialogue with Mark since the time he got here,' said executive vice president of football operations Kevin Demoff.

Footballguys view: We have a feeling that Clayton will stick around in St. Louis. He had great chemistry with QB Sam Bradford and could be a featured weapon in a Josh McDaniels offense. However, we do expect the Rams to address the WR position with a premium pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

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  Rams | would like to bring back Mark Clayton    Fri Jan 7, 12:34 PM

The St. Louis Rams would like to re-sign impending free-agent WR Mark Clayton this offseason, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Clayton could be considered the team's top priority among their free agents.

Footballguys view: Smart move by the Rams here if they can make it happen. Clayton also wants to stay in St. Louis, so we feel the two sides will come to an agreement. The veteran receiver never lived up to his potential in Baltimore, but something clicked when he started catching passes from Sam Bradford.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton says he is ahead of schedule    Mon Jan 3, 10:58 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) said Monday, Jan. 3, that he is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a knee injury, reports StLouisRams.com.

Footballguys view: Clayton is a free agent, but has indicated that he would like to sign a long-term deal to stay in St. Louis. He and QB Sam Bradford had a great connection before injuries derailed the veteran wideouts season.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton to IR    Tue Oct 12, 05:19 PM

The St. Louis Rams placed WR Mark Clayton (knee) on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Oct. 12, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas.

Footballguys view: Mark Clayton was playing better than ever this year after he was traded to the Rams and will now miss the rest of the season. He was Sam Bradford's favorite target but now the rookie will have to look elsewhere. We should continue to see Danny Amendola and the tight ends targeted heavily by Bradford.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton to undergo surgery    Tue Oct 12, 02:37 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery to fix a torn patellar tendon in his right knee, according to NFL.com's Steve Wyche.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton injury update    Mon Oct 11, 10:01 AM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) suffered a torn patella tendon in his right knee in Week 5, according to ESPN.com. Clayton will miss the rest of the season.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton says injury is season ending    Sun Oct 10, 09:57 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) said the knee injury he suffered in Week 5 is a season-ending injury, reports Jim Thomas, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton suffers potentially severe leg injury    Sun Oct 10, 01:28 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (leg) had to be carted off of the field during Week 5 against the Detroit Lions. His leg was immobilized. While running a route down the sideline, Clayton's leg crumbled beneath him.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton sets career best    Sun Sep 12, 09:51 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton, who was just added earlier in the week, had a career-high 10 receptions for 119 yards in his St. Louis debut, reports The Associated Press.

Footballguys view: Clayton didn't need any time to get accustomed to the Rams offense. He already looks better than he even did in Baltimore and he is clearly the Rams WR to own right now.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton trying to pick up offense    Wed Sep 8, 07:23 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton has been busy cramming and trying to absorb the team's playbook as much as he can before Week 1, reports Bill Coats, of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Clayton took part in his first practice with the Rams Wednesday, Sept. 8. He said the offense is a different system and terminology than he is used to, but he expects to have enough down to play during Week 1.

Footballguys view: Clayton could have waiver wire value in a week or two as he seems to destined to start as soon as he picks up the offense.

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  Ravens | Mark Clayton traded    Mon Sep 6, 03:04 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have traded WR Mark Clayton to the St. Louis Rams for late-round considerations, reports ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Footballguys view: When the Ravens picked up veteran T.J. Houshmandzadeh it opened up the opportunity for Clayton to be traded. Clayton never lived up to his potential in Baltimore because injuries constantly held him back.

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  Rams | Mark Clayton acquired    Mon Sep 6, 02:58 PM

The St. Louis Rams have acquired WR Mark Clayton from the Baltimore Ravens for late-round considerations, reports ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Footballguys view: Sam Bradford gets a new target here, and if Clayton can stay healthy he might actually live up to his potential with his new team. Clayton will compete for a starting job with Laurent Robinson and Danny Amendola.

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  Ravens | Several players out for preseason finale    Thu Sep 2, 10:56 AM

Baltimore Ravens OT Jared Gaither (back), WR Mark Clayton (concussion), WR Donte' Stallworth (foot), DL Terrence Cody (knee), OT David Hale (tailbone), OG Daniel Sanders (shoulder) and SS Marcus Paschal (leg) are out of the team's preseason finale, according to Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun.

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  Ravens | Mark Clayton not expected to play Thursday    Wed Sep 1, 02:25 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (head, neck) is not expected to play in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 2, so he can get some extra rest for his injured head and neck, according to BaltimoreRavens.com's Ryan Mink.

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  Ravens | Mark Clayton injured Saturday    Sat Aug 28, 08:39 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (concussion) suffered a mild concussion during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 28, and his return to the game is doubtful, reports BaltimoreRavens.com's Mike Duffy.

Footballguys view: Mark Clayton has been hampered by several different injuries throughout his career. The Ravens have many other weapons in the passing game, so Clayton's fantasy value is extremely low even if he was 100% healthy.

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  Ravens | Mark Clayton working as No. 3 WR    Fri Aug 27, 12:47 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton has been working as the No. 3 receiver during training camp but it is not known if he will at that spot during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 28, reports The Baltimore Sun's Jamison Hensley.

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  Ravens | Three offensive players expected to play Saturday    Sat Aug 21, 06:56 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (ankle) as well as TEs Ed Dickson (groin) and TE Davon Drew (hamstring) are expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, according to The Baltimore Sun's Edward Lee.

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  Ravens | Mark Clayton misses Thursday practice    Fri Aug 20, 04:45 AM

Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Aug. 19, reports Edward Lee, of the Baltimore Sun.

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  Ravens | Mark Clayton may be on trading block    Fri Aug 13, 03:12 AM

There is speculation the Baltimore Ravens may be shopping WR Mark Clayton, reports Mike Preston, of The Baltimore Sun. The Ravens gave other teams a good look at Clayton during their preseason game Thursday, Aug. 12, and he had a 30-yard touchdown reception.

Footballguys view: Clayton could help the Ravens opponent on Thursday night, the Carolina Panthers, who don't really have a #2 or #3 receiver to count on right now. The Redskins might also be in the market for a wideout after Devin Thomas has been disappointing and Malcolm Kelly has been hurt for all of training camp.

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  Ravens | Mark Clayton working with first-team offense     Wed Aug 4, 10:37 AM

Baltimore Ravens WR Mark Clayton has replaced WR Derrick Mason (ankle) on the first-team offense opposite WR Anquan Boldin in practice Wednesday, Aug. 4, according to CBSSports.com.

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