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Late night discussion: Will Mark Clayton come back?

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ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 03:  Mark Clayton #89 of the St. Louis Rams makes the catch as Marcus Trufant #23 of the Seattle Seahawks defends on October 3 2010 at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis Missouri.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 03: Mark Clayton #89 of the St. Louis Rams makes the catch as Marcus Trufant #23 of the Seattle Seahawks defends on October 3 2010 at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Well today has been a busy day for the Rams, Robert Quinn is the only draft pick not signed, and the Rams added some veterans in free agency. The most interesting free agent had to be Mike Sims-Walker.

Mike Sims-Walker had his best season, paired with Torry Holt in 2009. That year he had 63 catches, 869 yards, and 7 touchdowns. Last season, he had 43 catches, 562 yards, and 7 touchdowns. However he was getting over an ankle injury last year. He is signed to a one year deal, so it could be a low risk, high reward move.

The question is, does signing Mike, keep the Rams from signing Mark Clayton back. More on that below.

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Mark Clayton, was a big asset to the Rams offense last season. Him and Sam Bradford developed chemistry last year. Clayton might not be a number one in most teams offense, but he was easily Bradford's best option last year. However, he had a serious leg injury, that put him on injury reserve.

Now there could be several reasons, why the Rams haven't resigned Clayton. The biggest reason could be the injury. That was a serious injury, and the Rams could be reluctant to bring him back, also now they have options. It was easy to justify bringing him back before the lockout was over, but after drafting two receivers and then obtaining Mike Sims-Walker, it might not make the best sense.

To be honest, the Rams could work out their wideouts this weekend, and then decide on Clayton. Could this be a gamble? Yes, but he most likely doesn't have many suitors. This, could be a good strategy for the Rams, to see which one last year receivers separate themselves.

If the Rams current group of players show that they are a better group, then you keep them. If they don't, then you bring Clayton back.

With all this being said, the Rams could sign Clayton back for a one or two year deal, and let all the receivers fight for the spot. The players on the roster could be good, but do the Rams want to go thru another season, without good outside wide receivers? I doubt it.