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Rams Cut Avery, Gilyard, Keep Alexander
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Wide receivers Donnie Avery and Mardy Gilyard were among 20 players waived by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday to reach the 53-man roster.

The Rams decided to keep deep threat Danario Alexander despite concerns about his left knee, which has undergone five operations. Wide receiver Mark Clayton, signed last week while still rehabbing a surgically repaired knee, was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

St. Louis also gave the backup quarterback job to A.J. Feeley by waiving Thaddeus Lewis, who made a strong challenge in the preseason after spending last year on the practice squad. Linebacker Zac Diles, signed to a free-agent deal this summer, also was cut.

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