Second-year St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey is likely going to miss the first four games of the 2014 season after reportedly violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. Bailey, who was a third-round pick out of West Virginia last April, caught 17 passes for 226 yards in 16 games (two starts) as a rookie. 

With young receivers such as Brian Quick, Tavon Austin, Chris Givens and Austin Pettis struggling to make consistent impacts last season, the Rams wide receiver situation will again be a question mark heading into the 2014 season. And losing Bailey for four games surely isn’t going to help.

St. Louis did add veteran Kenny Britt to the mix in the offseason, but recent developments that border on NSFW may complicate things in that area. With Bailey likely out for the first four games, it’s time for one of those other young receivers to step up for Sam Bradford and Co.

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