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