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Derek Stanley | Wide Receiver

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 179
College: Wisconsin-Whitewater
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 7 (249) / LAR

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Rams waived WR Derek Stanley.
A seventh-round pick in 2007, Stanley just hasn't been durable enough from week to week. Danny Amendola, who has a history with coordinator Pat Shurmur, will replace him on punt returns and as the fifth receiver. Tue, Sep 22, 2009 04:59:00 PM

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Rams WR Derek Stanley "appears close" to full practice participation after tearing his ACL with cartilage damage in Week 15 last season.

Stanley's quick recovery bodes well for his chances of landing a roster spot. He's in the mix to be St. Louis' fourth receiver and has added return value.
Thu, May 28, 2009 10:26:00 AM

Coach Jim Haslett revealed that Derek Stanley tore his ACL and cartilage in his knee during the Rams' Week 15 loss. Stanley will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

A speedster, Stanley flashed big-play ability in 2008 but remains raw and is unlikely to evolve into a major contributor on offense. Since speed is his lone calling card, any loss of it from this injury could be devastating.
Mon, Dec 15, 2008 04:45:00 PM

Rams WR Derek Stanley will undergo an MRI Monday on his injured knee.

Coach Jim Haslett called it a "significant injury" in his post-game press conference and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch suggests he may be out for the rest of the season. He was hurt while trying to make a play on an end-around in the first quarter.
Mon, Dec 15, 2008 08:42:00 AM

Rams KR Derek Stanley left Sunday's game with a sprained knee.

The fleet-footed but often overmatched wideout had already lost a fumble that Jordan Babineaux picked up and returned for a touchdown. Adding insult to injury, Stanley will have X-rays and was ultimately declared out for the game.
Sun, Dec 14, 2008 01:46:00 PM

Derek Stanley caught one pass and took it 80 yards for a touchdown in the Rams' Week 9 loss to Arizona.

Stanley appeared to play ahead of Keenan Burton as the third receiver, which was a change that can't be expected to stick. The catch was the first of Stanley's career. He can fly, but that's basically all he has going for him.
Sun, Nov 2, 2008 04:45:00 PM

Rams WR Derek Stanley (concussion) returned to practice Thursday.

He's not a fantasy option against the Patriots.
Fri, Oct 24, 2008 12:52:00 PM

Rams WR Derek Stanley (head) attempted to practice Wednesday but coaches made him leave the field because trainers had not yet cleared him.

Stanley, a special teamer, stretched and caught a few passes before getting the boot. "They told me I had to come in," he said. "If it was up to me, I'd have been out there the entire practice. I feel great."
Thu, Oct 23, 2008 08:45:00 AM

Derek Stanley left Sunday's game in the second quarter after taking a hit to the head.

Stanley appeared to be knocked out after getting blindsided by Keith Davis on special teams, but was eventually able to walk off the field under his own power. He was later taken to the hospital for observation.
Sun, Oct 19, 2008 03:00:00 PM

Rams signed WR Derek Stanley off their practice squad and waived S Brannon Condren.

Condren didn't make the game-day roster after being claimed him off waivers from the Colts. Stanley is very unlikely to make an impact at receiver.
Fri, Oct 10, 2008 02:45:00 PM

Rams waived WR Derek Stanley, C Dustin Fry, CB Darius Vinnett, T Mark LeVoir, RB Lance Ball, LB Marc Magro, CB David Macklin, and FB Russ Weil.

Stanley can fly, but is probably too small to have a future in the league. Macklin's time may be just about up. Ball is a practice squad option.
Sat, Aug 30, 2008 05:36:00 PM

Wide receiver Derek Stanley rejoined the Wisconsin-Whitewater track team this spring without informing Rams head coach Scott Linehan.

Not a smart move. Linehan permitted Stanley to return to school to get his degree, but not to run track. "I'll sit down and visit with him," Linehan said. "That's something that probably won't be happening many times again."
Fri, May 2, 2008 02:06:00 PM

Rams signed WR Derek Stanley from their practice squad.

The slight but speedy rookie from UW-Whitewater could return kicks against the Packers with Brandon Williams (sprained ankle) having been ruled out.
Fri, Dec 14, 2007 01:47:00 PM

Rams signed WR Derek Stanley, QB Brock Berlin, C Dustin Fry, and Keith Jackson to their practice squad.

The Rams are going with just two active quarterbacks after waiving Berlin and dealing Ryan Fitzpatrick. Stanley has potential but is on the small side.
Sun, Sep 2, 2007 05:14:00 PM

Rams released WR Derek Stanley and WR Dominique Thompson.

Stanley and Thompson lost out on a roster bid to Marques Hagans.
Sun, Sep 2, 2007 12:27:00 AM

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