Bradley Fletcher could be fighting for his old job when the St. Louis Rams start training camp this year?
At time last season, the St. Louis Rams secondary conjured images of the famous wounded soldier shot in Gone With The Wind. Devastation plagued the unit. The top four players and others on the depth chart all ended up on injured reserve. During the offseason, the Rams made an early splash in free agency with the addition of Titans free agent cornerback Cortland Finnegan. Getting Bradley Fletcher back this season should help the unit, if Fletcher is over his second ACL tear, but Fletcher may not be the Rams' other starting corner with Fisher at the helm.
According to a report from Pro Football Weekly, Fletcher may be a long shot to earn his starting job back this season.
In addition, we hear Bradley Fletcher, who is coming off a season-ending knee injury, is far from being etched in stone as the starting cornerback opposite free-agent addition Cortland Finnegan.
Fletcher tore his right ACL last season, for the second time in three years. Players can take awhile to get back to full speed after those injuries, so that alone could limit him.
There is also a new coaching staff running things, and incumbents will not necessarily be guaranteed their old jobs. Cornerbacks are one of those positions where coaches have a wide variety of styles, meaning one coach's starter could be another coach's depth guy.
Fletcher, like most players, will have to earn his spot in training camp. The Rams, whether Fletcher starts or not, will need to fine more help at the position.