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Rams WR Bailey suspended 4 weeks; Wes Welker signed

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St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Weston Kenney) St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Weston Kenney)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Rams Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey was suspended by the NFL on Monday for four weeks for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

A brief release from the NFL did not specify on any details of what led to the suspension. His coach did speak to the disappointed felt by the organization and Bailey's teammates and coaches. 

"He let himself down in addition to letting his teammates and this organization down," Jeff Fisher said. "We have a strict policy as it relates to substance abuse and he violated that policy. A setback for us from an offensive standpoint. A setback from a special teams standpoint."

In eight games this year, Bailey has recorded 182 yards on 12 receptions and only 23 targets. 

Bailey's suspension begins immediately. He will be available on Monday, December 7 against the Lions. In response, the team signed veteran wide receiver Wes Welker, the team tweeted.

This is the second Rams player to be suspended for violating the league's substance abuse police in the past week. Running back Trey Watts was suspended November 4th and because this was Watts' second suspension - he missed four games to begin the 2015 season after violating the substance abuse policy in March - the NFL announced his suspension would last indefinitely.

"I'm disappointed that it's back-to-back weeks here," Fisher added, "We're talking about Trey Watts and Stedman Bailey. We're not the only team in the league that's dealing with this, but we're going to take an aggressive approach to make sure that these things don't happen in the future."

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