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What's trending in the NFL: Rams headed back to Los Angeles; Big Ben injury update

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How is Los Angeles reacting to getting football back? (1:33)

Ramona Shelburne reports the reaction in Los Angeles to the news that pro football will return to the city with the Rams and potentially the Chargers. (1:33)

Here are the top stories from Tuesday:

It's official: The St. Louis Rams are headed back to Los Angeles after owners approved their move from St. Louis with a 30-2 vote. Here's Nick Wagoner on what's next for the Rams and 10 moments to remember from the Rams in L.A., along with Eric D. Williams on the San Diego Chargers' side of things and Paul Gutierrez on the Oakland Raiders.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger confirmed Tuesday that he has a sprained AC joint and torn ligaments in his throwing shoulder. Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh that his right shoulder is "definitely sore," but multiple sources told ESPN on Monday that Roethlisberger is likely to play against Denver. More from Jeremy Fowler on the Steelers exhausting all options with Big Ben.

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones has vowed to issue a mea culpa to Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown if Brown doesn't play in Pittsburgh's divisional round game against the Denver Broncos because of a concussion. More from Coley Harvey.

What's it like trying to tackle Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton? "He's damn near my size," says 6-foot-3, 280-pound Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn. "When you're trying to tackle him, you just have to bring your all. I was disappointed, but stuff like that happens. He gets paid money to make plays just like we get paid to make plays, and he made one for them there." More from David Newton.

Can't get enough of ESPN's Power Rankings? Good, because we're bringing you a bonus playoff version. The Panthers were voted the best team remaining by our panel of experts, but who came next?

Jeremy Mincey had the locker next to Greg Hardy in 2015 and shared a meeting room with him during the season, so his perspective on the Dallas Cowboys defensive end is different than most. Mincey said it would be difficult to bring Hardy back in 2016 for locker room purposes. More from Todd Archer.

The New York Giants have stable, imperturbable ownership and a quarterback with enough ability to compete in the short term, which makes them the most attractive head-coach opening this offseason. The full rankings from Mike SandoInsider.


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From ESPN Stats & Information research: The Rams played in Los Angeles from 1946-1994, and compiled a 364-299-18 record. Their .549 winning percentage was the seventh-best mark in the NFL over those 49 seasons.


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