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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:13:25 -0700
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.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:41:25 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Pettis is worth a flyer as a WR4.
Sat, 24 May 2014 15:21:11 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis' roster spot may in jeopardy in training camp.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:25:22 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Britt has a chance to start anew, and a reunion with coach Jeff Fisher in a new environment could rejuvenate the struggling wideout. If Britt can eliminate dropped passes and endear himself in this offense, he could be a surprise as a WR3 or 4 opposite Tavon Austin. He won't be given the job outright, though; he'll have to compete for a starting spot with Austin Pettis and Chris Givens.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:26:04 -0800
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.
Sat, 14 Dec 2013 09:31:35 -0800
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.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:14:05 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis (thigh) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 1, and is probable for Week 9.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:43:11 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis (thigh) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Fantasy Tip: Pettis should be considered a No. 3 wide receiver for fantasy owners this week if he is able to play.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:58:08 -0700
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.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:06:33 -0700
St. Louis Rams QB Kellen Clemens is expected to start at quarterback with QB Sam Bradford (knee) out for the rest of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Avoid Clemens everywhere, unless you're in a cavernous league that starts two QBs. Wideouts Chris Givens, Austin Pettis and Tavon Austin should be bumped down in your weekly rankings now, too.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:19:24 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the decent stat line, he is only worth a look as a WR4 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams.
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:00:40 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Even if Blake, Johnson or Veltung were to find their way onto the roster, they're a long way from having any fantasy appeal.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:03:30 -0700
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'.
Fantasy Tip: There is still plenty to be hashed out during training camp and the preseason, but Givens is the best of the lot in terms of fantasy appeal due to his big-play ability.
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 20:44:04 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: As such, unless Quick can work his way back into a starting role, or injuries strike others at the position, he is only worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues.
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 20:42:34 -0700
St. Louis Rams WRs Austin Pettis and Chris Givens were working as the starting outside wide receivers as spring practices wound down.
Fantasy Tip: Pettis and Givens might be solid No. 4 fantasy wideouts, as occasional WR3 or flex plays, on draft day if they can maintain their starting spots in training camp and the preseason.
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 08:34:09 -0700
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.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:56:56 -0700
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.
Rookie WR Tavon Austin is lining up in the slot, on the outside and in the backfield. Schottenheimer said Austin Pettis has had the strongest offseason of any Rams wideout. TE Jared Cook and WR Brian Quick deepen the amount of players that St. Louis hopes bolsters their red-zone potency.
Fantasy Tip: This Rams offense boasts a lot of intrigue that'll come at cheap prices in fantasy drafts. Bradford's risk has a bit more of an attractive potential behind it as a fantasy backup. Austin may become overvalued eventually but would pass as a WR4 on draft day, along with Chris Givens, their biggest breakthrough player last year. Cook might be a borderline TE1 for most of the year, if not better. Pettis and Quick might be sneaky late-rounders or free-agent bids. You can't write off this offense anymore, at least not for the cost of its pieces.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:03:44 -0700
The St. Louis Rams plan to lean on WR Austin Pettis and Brian Quick more in 2013 with WRs Danny Amendola (Patriots) and Brandon Gibson (Dolphins) leaving via free agency.
Fantasy Tip: Pettis and Quick might be decent late-round fantasy additions on Draft Day, but right now they should be considered as nothing more than WR4 or 5 with some upside.
Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:49:14 -0800
If impending free-agent WRs Danny Amendola (Rams) and Brandon Gibson (Rams) are not brought back, that would leave St. Louis Rams WRs Chris Givens, Austin Pettis and Brian Quick as the only wideouts under contract with the team in 2013. However, head coach Jeff Fisher doesn't sound concerned either way, noting the team could look for help outside the organization. "Not a concern whatsoever," Fisher said. "There's options out there. The free-agent market, there's options out there, and it's a great draft for a receiver this year."
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:50:29 -0800
St. Louis Rams CB Cortland Finnegan (thigh), LB James Laurinaitis (back), C Scott Wells (knee), S Craig Dahl (knee) and WR Austin Pettis (shoulder) all fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and are probable for Week 17.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:09:10 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis (shoulder), C Scott Wells (knee), LB James Laurinaitis (back), CB Cortland Finnegan (thigh) and FS Craig Dahl (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:19:56 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:18:22 -0800
St. Louis Rams LB Mario Haggan (thigh), WR Austin Pettis (toe), DE Eugene Sims (knee) and S Darian Stewart (knee) are questionable for Week 11. Haggan did not practice Friday, Nov. 16, while the others were limited.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:24:20 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 15.
Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:51:25 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis (toe), DE Eugene Sims (knee) and S Darian Stewart (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 04:44:20 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (shoulder) suffered a "shoulder separation where the collarbone meets the chest," according to a source who has spoken with the player. Amendola is expected to miss six to seven weeks, and he could return around Week 11 or 12. A combination of WRs Steve E. Smith and Austin Pettis is best suited to replace Amendola in the slot. The team is expected to keep Amendola on the active roster.
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:58:54 -0700
The St. Louis Rams added WR Austin Pettis to the 53-man roster Tuesday, Sept. 18, taking him off of the suspended list.
Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:27:13 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis (undisclosed) appears to have the wind knocked out of him during practice, but he was able to return to drills a few minutes later.
Sat, 04 Aug 2012 18:12:57 -0700
St. Louis Rams WRs Danario Alexander, Austin Pettis and Greg Salas are competing for precious roster spots in training camp, and it's conceivable each could be out of a job.
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 20:19:49 -0700
St. Louis Rams WRs Danario Alexander, Brandon Gibson, Austin Pettis, Greg Salas and Steve E. Smith are not considered locks for the team's final roster out of training camp and the preseason. Smith showed progress as offseason workouts went on, and he might be a sleeper if healthy. Pettis has two games remaining on his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:04:53 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs. He will miss the final two games of the 2011 season and the first two games of the 2012 season.
Sun, 04 Dec 2011 17:10:29 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Brandon Gibson had team-highs with four receptions and 42 yards in Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers. WR Austin Pettis chipped in with 33 yards on three catches, while WR Nick Miller had one grab for eight yards, and WR Danario Alexander had a 10-yard snare on his only touch.
Fri, 25 Nov 2011 13:01:44 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis (knee), TE Lance Kendricks (head) and CB Justin King (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 25. They are listed as probable for Week 12 and are expected to play.
Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:09:20 -0800
St. Louis Rams RB Cadillac Williams (calf), WRs Danario Alexander (hamstring) and Austin Pettis (knee), DE Chris Long (ankle) and LB James Laurinaitis (foot) were limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 24.
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 14:24:01 -0800
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.
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 17:35:56 -0800
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.
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:34:28 -0800
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.
Sun, 20 Nov 2011 23:05:33 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis (knee) left the Week 11 game against the Seattle Seahawks due to a knee injury.
Sun, 20 Nov 2011 17:12:34 -0800
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.
Sun, 06 Nov 2011 17:18:14 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Greg Salas had seven receptions for 59 yards in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals, and fellow rookie WR Austin Pettis posted four catches for 43 yards.
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:48:56 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis will line up as the slot receiver with WR Danny Amendola (elbow, triceps) missing the rest of the season.
Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:31:47 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (elbow), OG Jacob Bell (hamstring), DL James Hall (back), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion), WR Austin Pettis (ankle) and DL Darell Scott (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Mon, 03 Oct 2011 15:15:52 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in Week 4.
Sun, 25 Sep 2011 19:13:44 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis made his NFL debut in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens. He hauled in two receptions for just eight yards.
Fri, 23 Sep 2011 18:08:39 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis figures to be active in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens. "As of right now, I got some decent reps with the offense this week, so hopefully I can get in there and make some plays," Pettis said. In addition to offense, he might also see time returning punts with WR Greg Salas (ribs) nursing an injury.
Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:05:24 -0700
The St. Louis Rams have declared WR Austin Pettis, DL C.J. Ah You, WR Danny Amendola, LB Jabara Williams, SS Jermale Hines, TE Stephen Spach, RB Steven Jackson inactive for Week 2.
Sun, 11 Sep 2011 08:52:15 -0700
The St. Louis Rams have declared WR Austin Pettis, WR Danario Alexander, LB Jabara Williams, SS Jermale Hines, TE Michael Hoomanawanui, DL Robert Quinn, OG Tony Wragge inactive for Week 1.
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:14:35 -0700
St. Louis Rams WRs Austin Pettis and Greg Salas could be in the roster bubble during the rest of the preseason because of the wide receiver options the team has not the roster. Neither Pettis nor Salas have played bad during the preseason but they have not stood out either.
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:56:39 -0700
The St. Louis Rams have signed NFL Draft selections TE Lance Kendricks, WR Austin Pettis, WR Greg Salas, S Jermale Hines, CB Mikail Baker, LB Jabara Williams and S Jonathan Nelson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:26:56 -0700
The St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms with third-round draft choice WR Austin Pettis. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.