Rams talk about workout options in event of lockout

In the event of a work stoppage, the St. Louis Rams might as well be the Texas Rams.

Because from the sounds of things that is where many players will be gathering, at guys from the skill positions, to ostensibly stay sharp playing football.

Wide receiver Danario Alexander tells Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Donnie Avery, Danny Amendola, Mark Clayton and Fendi Onubun will all be in Texas working out. With quarterback Sam Bradford not far away in Oklahoma City, they could get some work in.

“I'm sure we're going to get together," Alexander told Thomas. "Sam is going to get us all together and we'll go probably a week or two, just working on routes and stuff like that."

In the event of a lockout, players will be barred from going to team facilities. The idea of working out on their own isn’t a good one, either. Not when an injury can have major effects on a player’s career. If one of the receivers rips up a knee running routes with the good intention of learning Pat Shurmur’s new offense and staying fresh, he’s in big trouble. That would be classified as a non-football injury and the team could treat the player the same way as if he was injured playing basketball.

In theory, it sounds great. Have the quarterback get together with wide receivers and run a coach-free 7-on-7 situation. It is great until someone gets hurt. Then, what good did the fight for a new CBA do for the player?

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