Rams release WR Pettis

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Rams have released wide receiver Austin Pettis.

Head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed the news on Monday, adding: "We appreciate Austin Pettis' contribution to us."

Multiple reports, including one from FoxSports.com, indicate one of the reasons for the move was his lateness for a team meeting on Saturday. Pettis was inactive for the Rams' 28-26 win over Seattle on Sunday. In addition, the Post-Dispatch revealed that a glut of players at the position could have been a contributing factor.

The fourth-year pro out of Boise State totaled 12 receptions for 118 yards and one touchdown in five games. Since arriving in the Gateway City in 2011, Pettis has compiled 107 catches for 1,034 yards and nine scores.