ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 2: DeAngelo Hall #23 of the Washington Redskins breaks up a pass intended for Mike Sims-Walker #10 of the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on October 2, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Redskins beat the Rams 17-10. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
With the St. Louis Rams close to swinging a deal for wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, the second part of that story sounds like Mike Sims-Walker has been released. Whether or not Sims-Walker has been released is not confirmed yet. Sims-Walker came awfully close with a cryptic tweet this morning.
Dropping Sims-Walker makes the most sense for the Rams. They would be unlikely to part ways with the rookies drafted this year, especially with those players starting to show signs of life.
The Rams may have sent a signal yesterday when they left Mike Sims-Walker on the inactive list. That move was ostensibly a matter of accountability, after his poor performances of late. However, he was practicing with the first team as recently as the week after the Washington game, when he collided with Bradley Fletcher.
Another move will have to be made soon with Mark Clayton schedule to come off the PUP list as soon as Wednesday.