LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Austin Pettis plays at the NFL PLAYERS Premiere League Flag Football Game at UCLA on May 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
The St. Louis Rams got wide receiver Austin Pettis back on the roster Monday, following the conclusion of his suspension. The team will be glad to have Pettis back in the fold after he had an impressive showing through the preseason. It does mean another cut will have to happen in order to make room for him on the roster, and one insider is speculating that running back Terrance Ganaway could be the odd man out.
Notes from questions: Wayne Hunter returned after going out in fourth quarter; fourth RB Terrance Ganaway might be but to activate Pettis.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) September 18, 2012
Ganaway is probably more expendable now that Steven Jackson's groin injury has been revealed to be nothing significant. Jackson is the team's top option at running back, and also provides them with a power option in short yardage situation, which is also Ganaway's specialty.
St. Louis could try and bring back Ganaway to the practice squad, if they do waive him. That could be a stretch since the Jets wanted to do the same when they tried to sneak him through waivers earlier this month.