Via ESPN Insider
Donnie Avery was spotted by Bill Coats of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday without the orthopedic boot that was being used to shield his broken foot from further injury, and apparently the Rams top receiver is seeking to return faster than the original diagnosis.
"Donnie wants to go; that's Donnie," Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo told the Post-Dispatch. "I would rather have guys like that, but we're just trying to be smart." In other words, despite his exuberance, don't expect to see Avery on the field any time soon. His return will likely be sometime after the regular season begins.