The Cowboys won't find another Dez Bryant out there, but they are at least trying to land the best temporary replacement for their injured star receiver. Among those working out on Tuesday is former Giants standout Hakeem Nicks. Austin Pettis, Nick Toon and Clyde Gates are also getting a look, per the Dallas Morning News. Bryant went down in Week 1 with a fractured right foot that was surgically repaired Monday. He is expected to remain out for at least six weeks. The 27-year-old Nicks is perhaps the most intriguing of the four. He was among the last cuts by Tennessee this year, but he is just two years removed from an 896-yard season with the Giants.
The Chargers have signed former Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis on Friday, per the team's official website. Details of the contract were not made public. Pettis, a California native, worked out for San Diego late December after being cut by St. Louis in October. He caught 12 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown before he was cut. He could also serve a role in special teams as a returne with his new club.
The Chargers held a workout for former Rams wideout Austin Pettis, according to ESPN. Pettis was cut by St. Louis in October, and hasn't hooked on with a team just yet. The Chargers are dealing with a number of injuries at the receiver position, and are looking to sign Pettis as depth. Pettis caught 12 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown before he was cut.
The Rams made wideout Austin Pettis a healthy scratch Week 7 and waived him Monday after he was late to a meeting Saturday, reports Fox Sports.
The Rams waived receiver Austin Pettis, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. Pettis was a healthy scratch Week 7 against the Seahawks. He spent his entire four-year career with St. Louis, catching four touchdown passes each of the previous two seasons.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|4||10/02||New Orleans Saints||28||25.13|
|13||12/04||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|17||01/01||Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|3 Year Avg||27||17||172||2||11||10.12||29|