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Rams Sending WR Austin Pettis "Back To Square One?"

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GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: Austin Pettis #18 of the St. Louis Rams returns a punt during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers won 24-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: Austin Pettis #18 of the St. Louis Rams returns a punt during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers won 24-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The St. Louis Rams have some roster decisions to make. They released Mike Sims-Walker to free up a roster spot for Brandon Lloyd. When they add Mark Clayton and Marquis Johnson back to the active roster, they have two more moves to make to free up those spaces. Knowing that, it made this cryptic tweet from rookie wide receiver Austin Pettis stand out. 

Back to square one smh
Oct 19 via EchofonFavoriteRetweetReply

 

"Back to square one" could mean any number of things. Most likely, his role is being reduced; he played just three snaps last week, according to PFF. With Greg Salas finally showing some potential, Pettis' snaps are only likely to decrease.

Maybe they plan on releasing him with the intent of adding him to the practice squad. It's unlikely that the third-round pick would clear waivers. I certainly don't think that Pettis would be released outright, but it's hard to tell. 

The most likely candidate for release to make room for Clayton would seem to be recently added WR/KR Nick Miller, who was inactive at Green Bay last week.