Chris Givens | WR | St. Louis Rams
Posted: 3/23/2013 3:01pm et
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens will have a bigger role in 2013, as the team saw WRs Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson leave via free agency. Givens was more comfortable running short and intermediate routes as the season progressed last season, rather than just being a downfield threat. "He improved weekly," head coach Jeff Fisher said. "We were able to do more and more with him as he got more familiar. I think he knows that this is his opportunity."
Huddle Up: That the Rams haven't pushed to re-sign or replace Amendola and Gibson suggests they're ready to turn over more of the passing game to Givens and Brian Quick--or dip into a deep draft class for more receiver help. Givens proved his mettle as a deep threat last season; if he can add something in the short game as well, he could take over Amendola's role as the Rams' go-to receiver.