It was Danario Alexander’s knee injury that opened the door for a young Jeremy Maclin to step in and take off as the Missouri’s Tigers go to guy for a couple of years. That exposure landed Maclin as a first round draft pick in NFL where he’s become a bonafide NFL star in a season and a quarter. Now, an injury has opened the door for Alexander to begin his pro career.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, it will be announced later today by the Rams, that they will activate Alexander from the practice squad after the season ending injury to receiver Mark Clayton. Danario still has to get back to full strength himself after knee surgery in February and for now it looks like the Rams will rely on four receivers.

Sam Bradford has found a connection with Danny Amendola. The second year player has 33 catches this year with one touchdown and finished the Detroit game with 12 grabs. After that, there is a big drop off in receptions. Another second year player Brandon Gibson has eight catches for 117 and a score, and then Mardy Gilyard a rookie has five catches and no touchdowns and fourth year player Laurent Robinson has five catches, one of those a touchdown.

Combined those three have just 192 yards. Those numbers will have to increase and should increase as Bradford will now be forced to throw the ball. Alexander could come along in the second half of the season and start making an impact.