NFL rumors roundup

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Here's a look at some of the top rumors for Tuesday, Oct. 13:

  • Ben Roethlisberger is still sidelined with a knee injury, but he helped the Pittsburgh Steelers in a big way during Monday night's win over the San Diego Chargers. Backup QB Michael Vick told NFL Network's Alex Flanagan that his 72-yard TD bomb to receiver Markus Wheaton -- which tied the game with less than eight minutes remaining -- was a play that Roethlisberger drew up on the sideline. "Based on what he's seeing -- I was struggling -- Ben put the play together, we executed, and now I see why he's a great one," Vick told Flanagan. It's just another illustration of how well Roethlisberger understands the game at this point in his career, which has a lot to do with how high Big Ben's level of play has been in recent years. The Steelers will obviously hope for Roethlisberger to return sooner than later, but it's encouraging that his guidance from the sideline helped Vick deliver one of the game's biggest plays.

  • A day after placing cornerback Will Davis on injured reserve, the Baltimore Ravens appear to have found more depth at the position. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports the Ravens will sign Shareece Wright, who was recently granted his release by the San Francisco 49ers. Wright offers Baltimore another body at the position, but he's by no means a quick-fix for the Ravens' defense. Despite signing a free-agent deal with the Niners in March, Wright was inactive in Weeks 1-4 before being released. Pro Football Focus graded him as its 103rd-ranked cornerback out of 108 qualifiers at the position in 2014.

  • Houston Texans wide receiver Cecil Shorts told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle that he's "way ahead of schedule" in his recovery from a dislocated shoulder suffered in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons. Wilson suggests Shorts could return this week to play against his former team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Even after showing some life with Brian Hoyer at the helm Thursday against the Indianapolis Colts, the Texans' offense could use all the help it can get. Perhaps with Arian Foster further removed from injury and Shorts back in the fold, Houston could get something going in Jacksonville on Sunday.