Rams activate DB Duke Shelley from injured reserve

We now know why the Los Angeles Rams freed up a roster spot by waiving Earnest Brown IV this week. On Wednesday, the Rams announced they’ve activated cornerback Duke Shelley from injured reserve, making him eligible to play this weekend against the Lions.

Shelley has been on IR since injuring his hamstring in Week 12 against the Cardinals. He was active for the first 11 games of the season, but he only played 76 defensive snaps during the regular season. He was a contributor on special teams, though, playing 190 snaps in that phase of the game.

Shelley has some previous playoff experience, playing one game with the Bears in 2020 and one with the Vikings last season. He had a pass breakup in each game.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire