Mark Clayton a mid-season replacement?

Mark Clayton may be more a mid-season replacement than a immediate answer for  the St. Louis Rams wide receiver question. According to Jim Thomas at the PD, the Rams are expected to put Clayton on the PUP list to start the season, which means he cannot be activated until week seven. 

If he does not join the active roster immediately after six weeks, he can at least begin practicing. Once he begins practicing, the Rams have three weeks to activate him or put him on the injured list for the rest of the season. 

Assuming Clayton goes to the PUP list by Saturday, that saves the Rams from cutting one of the other receivers by the same deadline. Given the injury history of some of the players and past experience, Clayton offers a replacement should one of the active receivers be lost...or simply fail to make an impact, in which case Clayton can be activated and another receiver can hit the road. 

An October return, after week six, would make it more than a year since Clayton last played football. 

CB Marquis Johnson is also on the PUP list. Hopefully, he can get back on the field in October as well. The Alabama product has the tools to be a solid nickel corner. It might be a stretch to think he can make a big impact this season, with so little experience in the NFL, but having in the fold at least offers some depth and gets him the looks to see whether or not he can be contributor beyond this season. 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker