Latest from NFL: Welker active quickly for Rams

November 15, 2015

The latest from NFL games around the league on the 10th Sunday of the season (all times EST):

1:15 p.m.

The St. Louis Rams didn't waste any time getting Wes Welker in the lineup, just as coach Jeff Fisher hoped.

Welker was active Sunday against Chicago less than a week after joining the team. His action might be limited, but Fisher wanted him to be activated.


The Rams had an opening when WR Stedman Bailey was suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

The 13th-year pro went this far into the season without being signed. He has 9,822 yards receiving for his career with 50 touchdowns.

- R.B. Fallstrom reporting from St. Louis


12:05 p.m.

Workers have covered a section of bare concrete at the Edward Jones Dome, where at least two opposing players have slipped over the past two games.

As the St. Louis Rams prepared to play the Chicago Bears Sunday, a thick rubberized surface covered the concrete.

49ers running back Reggie Bush injured a knee when he slid and fell on the concrete on Nov. 1. He is out for the season.

Cleveland quarterback Josh McCown slipped on the concrete on Oct. 25, banging his shoulder on the padded wall.

- R.B. Fallstrom reporting from St. Louis


11:50 a.m.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will dress on Sunday though it appears backup Landry Jones will start against the banged-up Browns, who will send out Johnny Manziel with Josh McCown sidelined by a rib injury.

Roethlisberger is dealing with a sprained left foot suffered in the fourth quarter of last week's 38-35 win over Oakland. He practiced in a limited capacity late in the week and the Steelers were encouraged enough to make him active while sitting Michael Vick. Linebacker James Harrison is also inactive for the Steelers with a knee problem.

Manziel will make his fifth career start for Cleveland.

The Browns, who haven't won in Pittsburgh since 2003, will be without McCown and three starting defensive backs with Justin Gilbert, Joe Haden and Donte Whitner inactive.

- Will Graves reporting from Pittsburgh


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