Rams Sign Players To Practice Squad

Danario Alexander (AP/Sue Ogrocki)

ST. LOUIS — Danario Alexander watched his old University of Missouri teammates defeat Illinois 23-13 on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome as he waited to see if he would clear waivers and return to the Rams. On Sunday, he was again a member of the Rams as he signed on with the team's practice squad.

Alexander is the headliner of the players the Rams signed to their practice squad on Sunday.

The former Missouri Tigers standout receiver was one of the top playmakers in the country a year ago when he recorded 113 receptions for 1,781 yards and 14 touchdowns and was selected to the All-Big 12 Conference first team and ESPN.com's All-America Team.

Alexander had surgery on his knee in the spring, was not drafted and then signed with the Rams during training camp. Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said last Friday that the wide receiver was still having some issues with his knee and was not 100 percent yet.

By signing with the practice squad, Alexander will have a chance to work his way back into shape and get healthy while practicing and showing the Rams what he is capable of.

Among the other players signed to the practice squad on Sunday who had been with the Rams in training camp were cornerback Marquis Johnson, a seventh-round selection out of Alabama, offensive linemen Drew Miller and Ryan McKee and undrafted rookie wide receiver Brandon McRae.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the Rams also signed linebacker Mortty Ivy of Carolina and linebacker-defensive end Curtis Johnson of Dallas. Those signings have not yet been announced by the Rams.

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