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.
The Rams declared quarterback Case Keenum, wideout Austin Pettis (ankle), cornerback Trumaine Johnson (knee), center Tim Barnes (shoulder), cornerback Brandon McGee (foot), defensive end Ethan Westbrooks (hand) and defensive back Maurice Alexander inactive for the game against the Seahawks.
The Rams have listed wide receiver Austin Pettis (ankle), running back Zac Stacy (ankle), defensive tackle Alex Carrington (knee), running back Chase Reynolds (thigh) and offensive lineman Barrett Jones (back) probable for Week 7 at home against the Seahawks.
Meanwhile, linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar (thigh), defensive end Ethan Westbrooks (hand), cornerback Trumaine Johnson (knee) and cornerback Brandon McGee (foot) all practiced at a limited capacity and were each deemed questionable for Sunday. Center Tim Barnes was the only player ruled doubtful for the divisional clash.
Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis caught three of his four targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in his team's 34-31 loss to the Cowboys in Week 3.
Davis notched three receptions and four targets for the second straight week, with the big catch coming in the fourth quarter, as Austin Davis hit him in the left side of the end zone to put the team within three points with less than three minutes to play. Pettis has six catches, 74 yards and one touchdown going into the team's Week 4 bye.
Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis was limited to three catches in his team's Week 2 win over the Buccaneers in Tampa.
Pettis was held without a grab in the first half, but caught passes for 13 and 6 yards in the third quarter. He made an acrobatic 27-yard reception late in the fourth quarter, which led to the team's game-winning field goal. He was targeted four times and finished with three catches for 46 yards in a 19-17 victory.
The Rams will be back at home to host the Cowboys in Week 3.
The Rams' first depth chart lists Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin as the starting wideouts, reports ESPN.com. Brian Quick and Stedman Bailey are the backups, with Chris Givens and Austin Pettis on the third string.
With Rams receiver Stedman Bailey suspended for the first four games, Austin Pettis has a better chance of making the roster, reports ESPN.com. However, Pettis still is no lock to make the team.
The Rams would clear $1.5 million in cap space by cutting Pettis, who caught 38 passes for 399 yards and four touchdowns last season.
Chris Givens led Rams wideouts with just 569 receiving yards, but general manager Les Snead doesn't think the team needs to upgrade at the position. “I think our receivers right now, I truly believe as they progress … we cannot have another receiver around here, and we’re going to be a good football team," Snead told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Rookie Tavon Austin led the wideouts with 40 catches, two more than Austin Pettis and six more than Givens.
The Rams got a few minor contributions in their Week 17 loss at Seattle. Receiver Austin Pettis caught both his targets for 15 yards and running back Benny Cunningham had a 2-yard reception.
Wideout Chris Givens was targeted four times without a catch. He ran once for minus-4 yards. Receiver Brian Quick was unable to secure his lone target.
The Rams didn't need much from the passing game in Week 16 against the Buccaneers, so they got little production out of the receiving corps in a 23-13 win.
No receiver for the Rams had more than 50 yards on the game, and role players Brian Quick and Austin Pettis barely made any impact. Both players finished with 16 yards on two receptions, while being targeted twice in the game.
Neither Quick nor Pettis has managed to do much recently. The Rams finish the season in Week 17 against the Seahawks.
Jared Cook is the starting tight end for the Rams, but he was the least productive Sunday against New Orleans with just one catch for 8 yards.
Wideout Austin Pettis led the way among the minor contributors with four catches for 41 yards. Fellow wide receiver Stedman Bailey (2-26) and Chris Givens (1-31) also made it into the stat sheet. Bailey added a 6-yard run.
Rams WR Stedman Bailey, WR Chris Givens and WR Austin Pettis did little Week 14 against the Cardinals.
Bailey actually finished second on the team in receiving yardage, catching four passes for 46 yards. Givens caught just one pass for 21 yards. Pettis caught one pass for 19 yards. All three players were limited by Kellen Clemens' poor play against Arizona. Clemens only threw for 181 yards, and tossed two interceptions.
They'll take on the Saints Week 15.
While Zac Stacy owners have to be loving the 26-plus carries he's seen in each of the three weeks, owners of Rams receivers are far less enthusiastic. Kellen Clemens has thrown just 82 passes over his three starts, an average of about 27 per game. Things hit a low in Week 11, as Clemens completed just nine of 16 attempts against the Colts.
This situation leaves the Rams receivers with little to show for their efforts. Austin Pettis, Chris Givens, and Brian Quick have all met varying degrees of success this season, but haven't shown enough consistency -- especially since Clemens took over -- to use in most standard-sized Fantasy leagues.
Givens leads the team in receiving yards (463), but has yet to score a touchdown and ranks third in receptions. Pettis has the most touchdowns (four), but hasn't scored since Week 5, and has six receptions in his last five games. Quick is essentially off the radar, with one long touchdown pass making up the bulk of his Fantasy scoring this season.
While any Rams receiver could have a Tavon Austin Week 11-style breakout, it's nearly impossible to figure out who will have it, and when. Because of this, Rams receivers are best left on the waiver wire in most formats.
Rams wide receivers Tavon Austin and Austin Pettis continued to have limited roles in Week 9 against the Titans, as they combined for just one reception in a 28-21 loss.
Austin was held without a catch on two targets, while rushing once for 6 yards. Pettis was only slightly more effective, despite being a bigger part of the game plan. Pettis was targeted four times, but came up with a single reception for 13 yards.
The Rams take on the Colts in Week 10.
Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis (thigh) was able to suit up in Week 9 against the Titans Sunday, which comes as little surprise. Pettis was able to get through the week in practice, and was considered probable for the game.
Rams WR Austin Pettis is probable Week 9 against the Titans.
Pettis is dealing with a thigh injury. After not practicing Wednesday, Pettis was able to practice in full Thursday and Friday.
The Rams receiving corps has struggled to get going this season, and a confluence of factors are working against the likes of Tavon Austin, Chris Givens and the rest in Week 9.
First off, the Rams will be starting Kellen Clemens at quarterback yet again -- he passed for just 158 yards in his first start a week ago, while being intercepted twice. In addition to the presence of the underwhelming passer, the Rams have to face the Titans, who have been stingy against the pass. Only one team allows fewer than the 13.4 Fantasy points per game the Titans give up to opposing wide receivers.
At this point, it is hard to rely on any of the Rams' receivers, from Givens and Austin to Austin Pettis, all of whom rank among the top four on the team in receiving yardage. None are worth using as anything more than an emergency starter for Week 9.
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|2012||St. Louis Rams||14||2||30||261||8.7||36||4||2||0||16|
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|2011||St. Louis Rams||12||3||1||-6||-6.0||-6||0||0||0|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||14||2||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||6||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||5||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||12||3||62||20.7||24||0||0|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||14||1||13||13.0||13||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||5||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||12||15||10||139||9.3||39||0||1|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||14||11||9||77||7.0||23||0||1|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||2||0||37||18.5||32||0||1|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||5||1||0||1||1.0||1||0||0|
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|2014||St. Louis Rams||5||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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