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Sport Atlanta Falcons add Todd Gurley to roster a day after Rams released him

16:40  20 march  2020
16:40  20 march  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Todd Gurley to sign with Falcons one day after Rams release

  Todd Gurley to sign with Falcons one day after Rams release While the majority of running backs have sat on the free-agent market without generating much interest, Todd Gurley only needed less than 24 hours to find a new home after being released by the Los Angeles Rams. As first reported by Jordan Schultz and confirmed by Ian Rapoport, Gurley is signing with the Atlanta Falcons, returning to the state where he played his college football. According to Rapoport, it’s a one-year deal. Todd Gurley hasAs first reported by Jordan Schultz and confirmed by Ian Rapoport, Gurley is signing with the Atlanta Falcons, returning to the state where he played his college football.

It didn't take long Friday before we saw fireworks, as the Atlanta Falcons have added Todd Gurley a day after he was released by the Rams . As for Tuesday, it was all about the quarterbacks. Tom Brady announced that he will be leaving the New England Patriots after 20 years with the franchise

Rams are releasing RB Todd Gurley , per source. Cutting him today spares the Rams from having to pay him an additional .5 million due today. Two years after signing Gurley to a long-term contract extension, the Rams announced Thursday that they released him . ESPN's Adam Schefter noted he

Todd Gurley has signed with the Atlanta Falcons.

In this Dec. 29, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley sits on the bench during the second half against the Arizona Cardinals in Los Angeles. The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with three-time Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley, one day after he was cut by the Rams. © ASSOCIATED PRESS In this Dec. 29, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley sits on the bench during the second half against the Arizona Cardinals in Los Angeles. The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with three-time Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley, one day after he was cut by the Rams.

The team announced the signing on Twitter with a nod to fans' desire to bring Gurley to the team, a day after the Los Angeles Rams released the three-time All-Pro running back.

That move came roughly two years after the Rams had signed the University of Georgia product to massive contract extension. Had Gurley remained on the Rams' roster another day, he would have been owed a $10.5 million bonus.

Falcons still haven’t announced Todd Gurley deal

  Falcons still haven’t announced Todd Gurley deal The news that the Falcons have agreed to terms with a former XFL player raised an interesting point regarding a much more high profile acquisition that the Falcons have made during the ongoing free agency period. The Falcons have said not a word about agreeing to terms with running back Todd Gurley. The revised rules [more]The Falcons have said not a word about agreeing to terms with running back Todd Gurley.

The Rams were reported to be listening to trade offers for Cooks this week but not eager to release him because his speed helps the offense in ways not Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) makes a touchdown catch against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football

The Rams released Gurley with a post-June 1 designation, a source told ESPN's Field Yates. The Rams ' salary-cap issues were created, in part, by decisions over the past 20 months to extend mega-deals to Gurley , quarterback Jared Goff, defensive tackle Aaron Donald and receiver Brandin Cooks

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Instead, Gurley signs a one-year deal with the Falcons, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the situation.

Between 2015-2018, his first three years in the league, Gurley averaged 1,136 rushing yards per season and scored 46 touchdowns. He made three Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro in 2017 and 2018, the year he helped the Rams reach the Super Bowl.

Rams release star running back Todd Gurley

  Rams release star running back Todd Gurley Todd Gurley’s time with the Los Angeles Rams has shockingly come to an end. The Rams have released the star running back, marking the end of a five-year run for Gurley with the franchise that selected him No. 10 overall in the 2015 draft. Gurley quickly established as one of the league’s best running backs, earning three All-Pro nods and making three trips to the Pro Bowl as the Rams rose up the NFC standings. He then had just 35 carries on 10 tries in the Super Bowl LIII loss to the New England Patriots. In 2019, Gurley’s struggles continued. He finished with a career-low 857 yards on 223 carries, just a 3.8-yard average.

The Rams released the star running back, marking the end of a five-year run for Gurley with the franchise that selected him No Gurley rushed for 1,251 yards and 17 touchdowns during the regular season, but mustered only 10 yards on four carries in the NFC championship game win over the New

The Rams cut Todd Gurley on Thursday, opening up a huge opportunity in their backfield. The Rams ran the ball 401 times in 2019 with Gurley accounting for 55.6% of those attempts. As the roster stands right now, Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson are left to pick up the pieces.

A mysterious ailment late in that season, however, contributed to him being a nonfactor in the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots. Gurley brushed off the injury in 2019, when he rushed for 857 yards, but the Rams' offense largely underwhelmed, especially compared to the previous year's production.

Now, Gurley returns to the state in which he starred during his college days.

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