The St. Louis Rams added a pair of receivers on Wednesday. Don't worry, Ochocinco was not one of them. The team signed Charles Gilbert and Brandyn Harvey to shore up the numbers at a position where a few players are dealing with nagging injuries.
"We just got a couple guys that are still a couple days away from coming back," Fisher said. "The numbers are down so both Brandyn and Charles had really outstanding workouts...They're both in good shape, ran well, caught the ball. We need some guys to help us practice and it's an opportunity for them."
Gilbert was waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars two days ago. He's a 5-foot-11, 167-pound undrafted free agent. Harvey is a 6-foot-4 Villanova product who entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Falcons in 2010. He was most recently waived by the Cardinals.
So why sign a pair of camp bodies? Why not just give the others some more reps? Injuries.
"What happens is once you start practicing with the numbers down, the reps increase and then the likelihood of pulls and strains increase," Fisher said. "So we just wanted the additional players at the position."
Fisher is nothing if not adamant that the soft tissue injuries not get out of control or escalate into something bigger.
Tight end Jamie Childers was let go to sign the receivers. The Rams already had an open roster spot.
Injury wise, things were the same at Wednesday's practice with the same players sitting out, including Brandon Gibson and Danario Alexander, hence the moves. Scott Wells apparently worked outside with the team, but the official site says he is still not close to returning. That's a problem.
- Sammy Brown made his presence known, showing some nice pass rushing skills according to the official account.
- Linebacker Aaron Brown and safety Rodney McLeod were on my depth chart projection earlier this week, and both players earned a mention for practice. Aaron Browns sounds like a lock for the roster thanks to his special teams work.