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Danario Alexander Misses Rams' OTAs With Hamstring Issue

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St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander is off to a rough start in the offseason. He missed practice with a hamstring issue.
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander is off to a rough start in the offseason. He missed practice with a hamstring issue.

If you're St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander, the last thing you want to do is watch your teammates practice spring OTAs while you sit on the sideline with a hamstring injury. That's exactly what happened at Wednesday's session, according to Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch.

Alexander has been fighting injuries for a long time. A talented prospect out of Missouri, he went undrafted because of four knee surgeries. The Rams took a chance on him in 2010 as an undrafted rookie, but he's had a fifth knee surgery since then. He was limited to eight games as a rookie, and played in just 10 last season. Hamstring issues kept him sidelined some in 2011.

Reports earlier this week said that only three receivers are locks to make the final cut, Brain Quick, Chris Givens and Danny Amendola. That puts Alexander in stiff competition for one of three remaining receiver spots, assuming the Rams keep the standard six. A new coaching staff isn't likely to give a player who can't be counted on for a full season of work the benefit of the doubt when it comes to making roster decisions.