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Austin Pettis released by St. Louis Rams

The St. Louis Rams invested six picks between 2011-2013 at the wide receiver position, all in the fourth round or higher. They've struggled to find consistent production from them.

The team waived receiver Austin Pettis on Monday after more than three years with the team. He was taken in the third round in 2011, with receiver Greg Salas taken a round later. Salas was traded to the Patriots two years ago.

Pettis averaged 31.6 catches in his first three seasons with 11 starts. He struggled to carve out a big role from the slot and was inactive for the team's win over Seattle on Sunday. The Rams still have Brian Quick, Chris Givens, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey remaining from their recent draft haul.

We'd expect Pettis to find a job at some point this season. It wouldn't be a shock if the New England Patriots took a look at Pettis; offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was in St. Louis when Pettis was drafted.

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