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  Chargers | Austin Pettis to work out    Mon Dec 7, 06:31 PM

Free-agent WR Austin Pettis (Chargers) is scheduled to work out for the San Diego Chargers Tuesday, Dec. 8, according to a source.

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  Cowboys | Three WRs to visit Dallas    Tue Sep 15, 10:58 AM

Free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Titans), WR Clyde Gates (Titans) and WR Austin Pettis (Chargers) will work out with the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys have to at least upgrade their emergency list with Dez Bryant out for about two months..maybe longer. Any wide receiver added would be unlikely to have fantasy value if guys like Terrance Williams, Cole Beasely and Devin Street produce with larger roles.

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  Saints | More players try out    Tue Sep 8, 06:52 PM

Free-agents PK Caleb Sturgis (Dolphins), Bear Pascoe (Bears) and Austin Pettis (Chargers) tried out for the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, Sept. 8.

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  Chargers | Austin Pettis cut loose    Fri Sep 4, 11:17 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Austin Pettis was released Friday, Sept. 4, according to a source.

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  Chargers | Austin Pettis signs    Fri Jan 9, 04:32 PM

The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent WR Austin Pettis (Rams) to an undisclosed deal Friday, Jan. 9.

Footballguys view: An interesting move for the Chargers here. Pettis was a third-round pick for the St. Louis Rams in the 2011 NFL draft, but he failed to play up to expectations. The Rams cut Pettis in October after he was late for a team meeting. He'll get a chance to redeem himself in San Diego.

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  Panthers | Austin Pettis works out    Thu Nov 20, 04:00 AM

Free-agent WR Austin Pettis (Rams) worked out for the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

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  NFL | Six become free agents    Tue Oct 21, 06:00 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Ray Agnew III and DT Jacobbi McDaniel, Denver Broncos LB Shaquil Barrett, Detroit Lions DB Jerome Couplin III, New Orleans Saints LB Todd Davis and St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis cleared waivers and became free agents Tuesday, Oct. 21.

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  Rams | Austin Pettis waived    Mon Oct 20, 05:38 PM

The St. Louis Rams waived WR Austin Pettis Monday, Oct. 20.

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  Rams | Friday injury report    Fri Oct 17, 05:12 PM

St. Louis Rams C Tim Barnes (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and is listed as doubtful for Week 7. DE Ethan Westbrooks (hand), CB Brandon McGee (foot), CB Trumaine Johnson (knee) and LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar (thigh) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. DT Alex Carrington (knee), WR Austin Pettis (ankle), RB Chase Reynolds (thigh) and C Barrett Jones (back) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.

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  Rams | Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 16, 09:12 PM

St. Louis Rams C Tim Barnes (shoulder) and LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar (thigh) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16. DT Alex Carrington (knee), DL Ethan Westbrooks (hand), CB Trumaine Johnson (undisclosed) and CB Brandon McGee (foot) were limited participants, and WR Austin Pettis (ankle), RB Chase Reynolds (thigh) and C Barrett Jones (back) were full participants.

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  Rams | Austin Pettis does not practice    Wed Oct 15, 07:50 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis (ankle) was unable to practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, due to an ankle ailment.

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  Rams | Austin Pettis reworks deal    Fri Sep 5, 03:13 AM

St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis has reworked his contract with the team to save some cap room. Pettis has agreed to slice his base salary for 2014 by more than half, from $1.431 million to just $700,000. In exchange for taking a pay cut, Pettis received a $250,000 signing bonus. Because he's in the final year of his contract, the bonus won't be prorated at all, but it still results in nearly $500,000 worth of cap savings for the Rams.

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  Rams | Austin Pettis key in red zone    Tue Jun 24, 08:41 AM

St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis did some of his best work in the red zone this spring. It's clear that QB Sam Bradford has a lot of confidence in Pettis in the red zone.

Footballguys view: Pettis has caught eight touchdowns combined over the last two years. We'll see if Bradford can stay healthy and keep targeting Pettis near pay dirt. We're not expecting much from Pettis and aren't that excited about his upside--even in deep dynasty leagues. Watch him in camp and the preseason to see if things turned around.

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  Rams | Austin Pettis may not make cut    Sat May 24, 06:21 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis' roster spot may in jeopardy in training camp.

Footballguys view: The Rams have Stedman Bailey facing a four-game suspension to start the season, but that doesn't mean Pettis is safe. He's a below average player who has failed to play up to expectations as a pro. It's not going to be a surprise if/when the Rams let him go. Pettis finally played a full season for the first time in his three-year career, but he only registered 38 catches.

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  Rams | Kenny Britt signs    Mon Mar 31, 07:25 PM

The St. Louis Rams signed free-agent WR Kenny Britt (Titans) to a one-year, $1.4 million deal Monday, March 31, according to a source. The deal could wind up being worth as much as $2.9 million. Britt will receive $550,000 in guarantees.

Footballguys view: This was an expected landing spot for Britt. He's reunited with former Titans head coach (and current Rams head coach) Jeff Fisher. The Rams added former Titans TE Jared Cook last year. Like Cook, Britt was disgruntled in Tennessee and needed a change of scenery. Britt's talent has never been a question mark. Injuries and inconsistencies have held back his pro career. If healthy and motivated then Britt could be the team's top receiver.

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  Rams | Austin Pettis sees limited time    Tue Dec 17, 11:26 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis played only 13 snaps in the Week 15 game against the New Orleans Saints, but he still managed four receptions, with three going for first downs.

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  Rams | Austin Pettis could return punts    Sat Dec 14, 12:31 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis could be the team's punt returner Week 15 if WR Tavon Austin (ankle) is not able to play.

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  Rams | Austin Pettis probable    Fri Nov 1, 04:14 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis (thigh) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 1, and is probable for Week 9.

Footballguys view: Pettis isn't targeted enough to have in your lineup should only be rostered in a deeper league.

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  Rams | Austin Pettis practices    Thu Oct 31, 08:43 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis (thigh) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.

Footballguys view: While Pettis will be in the official lineup, you're better off if he's nowhere near yours. At best he's a flex and the matchup is so poor he might not even be worth that spot. You've got to have a better choice on your roster.

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  Rams | Wednesday Practice report    Wed Oct 30, 06:58 PM

St. Louis Rams OT Jake Long (knee), OG Harvey Dahl (knee), RB Zac Stacy (foot), RB Daryl Richardson (foot), C Scott Wells (thigh) and WR Austin Pettis (thigh) all did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. QB Kellen Clemens (shoulder) and S Darian Stewart (foot) both were limited. RB Benny Cunningham (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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  Rams | Kellen Clemens expected to start    Mon Oct 21, 01:06 PM

St. Louis Rams QB Kellen Clemens is expected to start at quarterback with QB Sam Bradford (knee) out for the rest of the season.

Footballguys view: This isn't great news for the Rams. Even fantasy owners in start two QB leagues should be looking elsewhere for help. With Clemens starting it's a downgrade for the entire Rams offense. Expect a more run heavy approach moving forward.

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  Rams | Austin Pettis shows well    Mon Sep 16, 01:19 AM

St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis had career highs with eight catches and 78 receiving yards in the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Footballguys view: We're not super high on adding Pettis via the waiver wire. The Rams passing game is going to be a lot of Tavon Austin and Chris Givens. Once in a while we'll see more from TE Jared Cook and Pettis. Only consider adding him if you play in a deep league.

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  Rams | Might only keep five WRs    Tue Aug 27, 12:00 PM

The St. Louis Rams might only keep five wide receivers to start the regular season due to injuries at the tight end position. WRs Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Chris Givens, Austin Pettis and Brian Quick are considered the 'big five.' WRs Emory Blake, Nick Johnson and Justin Veltung are believed to be battling for the sixth receiver job.

Footballguys view: The Rams have a strong group of WRs with a unique blend of skill sets. Austin and Givens have incredible speed and can get open with ease. Bailey is a downfield target who does a good job of tracking the ball. Quick is the big receiver and makes for a nice target in the red zone. Pettis has improved his concentration and can make difficult catches.

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  Rams | Chris Givens, Austin Pettis atop early depth chart    Tue Jul 16, 11:03 PM

St. Louis Rams WRs Chris Givens and Austin Pettis are each listed as projected starters on the team's initial depth chart heading into training camp. WRs Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey and Brian Quick are listed as 'key contributors'.

Footballguys view: Givens is set to be the team's primary downfield target. He has the speed to get on top of the defense in a hurry and tracks the ball well deep. Pettis has been turning heads this offseason but the player we're most excited about is Austin. The rookie is incredibly quick, fast, and agile. He reminded some in the scouting community of Randall Cobb (Packers) because of his ability to score from anywhere on the field. We're expecting Austin to get plenty of work in 2013.

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  Rams | Brian Quick tumbling down depth chart?    Sun Jun 16, 11:44 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Brian Quick reportedly had a disappointing spring, and he tumbled down the unofficial depth chart, working as the No. 4 receiver as organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp ended. However, it is believed the rookie Tavon Austin, Chris Givens and Austin Pettis just had better practices, as offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer had good words for Quick. '(Quick's) doing a lot better. He's stepped up this year. He's just much more comfortable,' Schottenheimer said.

Footballguys view: This contradicts an earlier report from Tony Softli where Quick was impressing in OTAs. Either way Quick has more competition at the WR position since the team added both Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey in the 2013 NFL draft. Quick disappointed last year after the team spent a 2012 second-round pick on him.

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  Rams | Two finish as starting WRs after spring    Sun Jun 16, 11:42 PM

St. Louis Rams WRs Austin Pettis and Chris Givens were working as the starting outside wide receivers as spring practices wound down.

Footballguys view: Good news for Pettis here. Givens was impressive last year as a rookie and was the primary deep target for the Rams in 2012. Pettis has struggled during his pro career but it sounds like he's on the right track now. We love how the Rams have upgraded their weapons this offseason. They'll have a much more explosive offense in 2013.

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  Rams | Austin Pettis impressive during workouts    Sat Jun 15, 11:34 AM

St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said he was very impressed with how WR Austin Pettis has performed during offseason workouts. 'Quite honestly, he's probably having the best camp of all the skill players,' Schottenheimer said. 'He's just a tireless worker. Very competitive. ... He's having a tremendous spring.' Austin has worked at split end and in the slot during workouts. He also appears to have created chemistry with QB Sam Bradford in the red zone.

Footballguys view: Pettis is the forgotten man in the Rams WR corps this year. The team added Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey in the 2013 NFL draft after adding Chris Givens and Brian Quick in the draft last year. We'll see if he can carve out a backup role on the team this season.

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  Rams | New-look offense developing    Wed Jun 12, 05:56 PM

St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford is working with the same offensive coordinator in consecutive seasons for the first time in his career, but plenty has changed about the team's offense. With RB Steven Jackson gone, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will now run the O through Bradford while trying to bust more big plays. 'The speed that we have acquired and what we have on the outside now -- and even the inside -- it suits us more to spread it out and play more one-back this year,' Bradford said. He also thinks defenses will have to design specific coverages for some of the speed weapons, a reversal from St. Louis' more predictable offense last season.

Footballguys view: This is an exciting offense to watch for fantasy owners. It's going to be a high powered offense with the addition of several weapons this offseason. The team also upgraded the O-Line this offseason when they added Jake Long in free agency.

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