Biggs: Rams ready to test out WR Gibson

If the St. Louis Rams can get some instant production out of rookie wide receiver Brandon Gibson like the Philadelphia Eagles did from linebacker Will Witherspoon, then the deadline trade between the teams will look like a win-win.

Witherspoon was an instant force in the Eagles’ victory Monday night at Washington with an interception for a touchdown and a sack/strip of quarterback Jason Campbell. The Rams, who have been decimated at wide receiver, believe Gibson is close to being up to speed for the team’s visit to Detroit on Sunday.

Gibson was inactive for his first game with the Rams, but the expectation is he will suit up vs. the Lions as St. Louis (0-7) tries to rise from the ranks of the winless.

“It's looking positive for Brandon,” Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo. “I thought he did some nice things today, a couple of long balls and had some other plays. As long as he knows how to get lined up, we'll be OK.”

Gibson was a sixth-round draft pick from Washington State. The Rams also picked up a fifth-round draft pick from the Eagles in the trade.

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