Rams WR Austin inactive for second week; CB Jenkins will start

St. Louis Rams rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin is inactive for

the second straight week with a left ankle injury, but cornerback

Janoris Jenkins (back) will start.

Both players had been questionable for Sunday’s game, the Rams’

home finale against Tampa Bay.

Backup defensive tackle Matt Conrath (broken left ring finger)

also is inactive for St. Louis. Conrath practiced wearing a cast

earlier in the week and was optimistic he could play.

Buccaneers safety Mark Barron (hamstring) is inactive. Wide

receiver Vincent Jackson (hamstring) is active after being

probable.

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