Players had four days off since last Thursday, but returned to practice on Tuesday, with an eye on Sunday’s home game against the Chicago Bears.
Chicago is 6-4 on the season, and will come to town following a thrilling overtime victory over the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens this past Sunday.
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St. Louis is 4-6 this season and in 12th place in the NFC playoff standings, but still sit within striking distance of the San Francisco 49ers, who own the sixth and final playoff spot with a 6-4 record.
Rookie first-round draft pick finally broke through for his first punt return touchdown of the season Sunday in Indianapolis, and finished the day with 172 total return yards to go with three total touchdowns in 38-8 Rams win over Colts.
Player tweets: it’ll “be good to have a fresh start.”
The Chicago Bears signed D.J. Williams to replace Brian Urlacher at middle linebacker this season. Williams, a nine-year veteran, has been a highly productive player since being taken in the first round of the 2004 draft.