Wednesday December 16th, 2015

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The St. Louis Rams will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night to begin Week 15 action. With just three weeks remaining in the regular season, several games this weekend have playoff implications. The Carolina Panthers remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team after defeating the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.

• New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount is out for the rest of the season with a hip injury, reports’s Mike Petraglia. In a related move, the Patriots signed running back Montee Ball to their practice squad.

• The Patriots also announced they have placed defensive tackle Dominique Easley on injured reserve, ending his season.

• Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan that he believes Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict intentionally tried to injure him during Sunday’s game.

• Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White, who was taken with the No. 7 pick in the 2015 NFL draft, will remain on the physically-unable-to-perform list for the remainder of the season, the team announced. White did not play in a single game this year while recovering from a stress fracture in his shin.

• Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is questionable to play Sunday against the New York Giants with a foot sprain, reports the Charlotte Observer’s Joe Person.

• The Dallas Cowboys announced they have released cornerback Tyler Patmon, who started two games for them earlier this season.

• The Seattle Seahawks cut running back DuJuan Harris and wide receiver B.J. Daniels, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

• Free-agent defensive end Da’Quan Bowers has signed with the Buccaneers, the team announced.

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