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2012 NFL Free Agents: Jerrico Cotchery The Next St. Louis Rams' Free Agent Addition?

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Are the St. Louis Rams serious about Jerricho Cotchery? One report says that they are.
Are the St. Louis Rams serious about Jerricho Cotchery? One report says that they are.

With holes all over the roster, the St. Louis Rams may still have a few more free agent moves to make. After signing former Giants and Eagles receiver Steve Smith to a one-year rebound contract, the talk now is that Jerricho Cotchery could also get a shot with the Rams this season.

Pro Football Weekly, on Sunday, had this to say about the Rams' interest in Cotchery:

Word is the Rams could have their sights set on UFA WR Jerrico Cotchery, who played five seasons with the Jets under Brian Schottenheimer, the Rams' new offensive coordinator.

The former Jet and Steeler was in town last week along with former Steelers backup Dennis Dixon and Bengals free agent receiver Jerome Simpson.

Cotchery is a possession receiver, a la Steve Smith and Danny Amendola. Singing him would add to the logjam of players in that role, a logjam that would likely be sorted out in training camp this year.

The Amendola-Patriots talk was squelched as those rumors flew a few backs back, but with Wes Welker still not having signed his franchise tag offer, the younger version of him with a second-round RFA tender has to be at least somewhat appealing to New England.