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St Louis Rams sign Wes Welker to one year deal

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The NFC is currently filled with teams who are enjoying comeback years, from the St Louis Rams to the Minnesota Vikings, the conference looks a lot stronger in 2015.

The NFC West however is the division which is posing the biggest questions with the Arizona Cardinals seemingly dominating.

St Louis about to step up?

Arizona may be leading the division with a 6-2 record but the Rams and Seattle Seahawks aren't far away on 4-4.


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The Rams however are 3-0 in divisional match ups this year and still have a chance of challenging Arizona for top spot if the Seahawks continue to struggle.

While their offense is being spearheaded by rookie runningback Todd Gurley, their passing game is struggling to flourish.

That could all be set to change however as it was announced by head coach Jeff Fisher that the Rams have signed former New England Patriots and Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker.

Welker has signed a one year deal with the Rams where he will be given the chance to earn an extra $700,000 on top of his base salary depending on playing time and catches.

Welker was a free agent following last year but teams seemed reluctant to take him during the off-season due to his age and a string of concussions.

Now Welker looks to return to the league and enter the NFC for the first time in his career after having appeared in Super Bowls for both the Broncos and Patriots.

The first test now for the Rams with Welker lining up for them will be a home game against the Chicago Bears.

Not all good news

Welker's arrival is good news for the Rams but it comes at a price as the team have now also seemingly lost Stedman Bailey for four games.

Bailey was given a four game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Welker has arrived as Bailey replacement on the depth chart but only time will tell if he is able to get his career back on track in St Louis.

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