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Saturday, March 16, 2013
WR Gibson: 'They'll be just fine without me'

By Mike Sando

The St. Louis Rams have not been scrambling to add wide receivers after watching Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson sign elsewhere in free agency.

That should tell us what the team thinks of its young receiving targets.

"St. Louis was the place I wanted to be," Gibson told reporters covering his new team, the Miami Dolphins, "but you know, I think they wanted to go in a different direction with the receivers they drafted very early."

Brian Quick was a second-round choice in 2012. Givens was a fourth-round pick. Tight end Lance Kendricks was a second-rounder in 2011. Tight end Jared Cook, signed from the Tennessee Titans in free agency this week, was a third-round choice in 2009. Receiver Austin Pettis was a third-round choice in 2011.

The Rams are counting on Quick and Givens in particular.

"They have a lot of faith in them, and I as well have a lot of faith in them," Gibson said. "I think they do a great job while they're there and they do a great job of getting those other guys the ball, and Sam [Bradford] is going to do a great job of leading that team. So, I think they’ll be just fine without me."

The Rams could also supplement their receiving corps through the draft. They have two first-round picks this year and in 2014.