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Draft Scout Austin Pettis News
09/06/15 - WR Austin Pettis had his contract terminated by the Chargers Saturday (Sept. 5) in the cutdown to 53 players.
08/24/15 - WR Austin Pettis, an underrated rookie, is worth keeping an eye on. His 30 receiving yards came on a team-high four catches against the Cardinals.
01/09/15 - WR Austin Pettis was signed by the Chargers Friday (Jan. 9) to a reserve/future contract for the 2015 season. Originally a third-round selection (78th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Boise State, Pettis caught 107 passes for 1,034 yards and nine touchdowns in 47 games with the Rams. The 6-3, 203-pound receiver's top season came in 2013 when he recorded career highs in receptions (38), yards (399) and touchdowns (four) in 16 games with six starts. He appeared in five games in 2014 with 12 catches for 118 yards and one touchdown before being released in late October. The Southern California native also totaled 29 punt returns in four years for 254 yards (8.8 average) plus four kickoff returns for 75 yards (18.8).
10/20/14 - WR Austin Pettis was waived by the Rams Monday (Oct. 20) two days after he was late for a team meeting, which was reported by FoxSports.
Austin missed practice last Wednesday because of an ankle injury after participating in 39 snaps in the Monday night game against San Francisco. He returned to practice Thursday and Friday with full participation, but was inactive for Sunday's game against Seattle.
Wide receiver Chris Givens was active Sunday after being inactive for the previous two games and had a 30-yard reception in the Rams' drive for their final touchdown in the win over the Seahawks.
Coach Jeff Fisher said Monday that Pettis' release occurred because the Rams have other needs on their roster, but would not reveal their plans.
Fisher also said wide receiver Stedman Bailey, who missed the first two games of the season because of an NFL PED suspension "will get more and more involved." Bailey played just two offensive snaps against Seattle.
Pettis finished the season with 12 receptions for 118 yards and one touchdown. He had an important 27-yard catch that set up the Rams for the winning field goal in their Week 2 19-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he later had two drops in the team's final possession of a Week 5 34-28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
10/17/14 - WR Austin Pettis was a new addition to the injury report, and did not practice Wednesday because of an ankle injury. He then had full participation Thursday and Friday.