Not a match? Rams work out five players but sign none

The St. Louis Rams worked out five players Wednesday but have no immediate plans to sign any of them, according to a team source.

Safety Al Afalava (recently released by Chicago Bears) and wide receivers Derek Hagan, Jason Hill, Paul Williams, and Demtrius Williams (recently released by the Baltimore Ravens) all worked out with the Rams on Wednesday, according to a league source.

None of the players who visited the Rams have more than five years experience in the league:

» Afalava started 13 games for the Bears as a rookie last season, recording 53 tackles and two sacks.

» Hagan, a five-year veteran who played for the New York Giants in 2009, has 61 receptions for 746 yards and four touchdowns in his career.

» Hill spent his first three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, totaling 40 receptions for 413 yards and four touchdowns.

» Demetrius Williams, a fifth-year veteran, spent his first four seasons with the Ravens, catching 63 passes for 1,008 yards and four touchdowns. 

» Paul Williams, a third-year veteran, spent the past two seasons with Tennessee Titans. He has one career reception for 7 yards.

The Rams addressed a need at wideout Monday when they acquired Mark Clayton from the Ravens for an undisclosed draft pick.

Clayton gives Rams rookie starting quarterback Sam Bradford an experienced target, especially after deep threat Donnie Avery was lost because of a knee injury during the preseason.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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