Kain Colter was signed by the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
The versatile product out of Northwestern was most recently a member of the Vikings' practice squad during a 2014 season and was listed as a wide receiver. Whether the Rams keep him at receiver or try to develop him as a backup quarterback remains to be seen, but he should be considered a long shot to land on the 53-man roster at this time.
Todd Gurley was named Offensive Rookie of the Year at Saturday's NFL Awards Ceremony, Connor Orr of NFL.com reports.
Less than one year removed from a torn ACL in his final season at Georgia, Gurley found traction in his second career game on Oct. 4 against Arizona and was one of the best backs in the league from there. Starting with his 146-yard showing against the Cardinals, Gurley reached the 100-yard mark in four consecutive games. He finished the year third in the NFL in rushing yards with 1,106 behind only Adrian Peterson and Doug Martin. Gurley beat out Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston and Oakland's Amari Cooper to take home the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
Gurley was sidelined in the season finale with turf toe, yet he had no problem racking up 1,106 yards in just 13 games thanks to five 100-yard efforts. While he put in impressive work on the ground, the running back also boasts the skill set to contribute as a receiver, as evidenced by an 81 percent catch rate (21 receptions on 26 targets).
Greg Zuerlein struggled for much of this season, finishing 20-of-30 on field goals and 26-of-28 for extra points.
After a stellar 2013 season, Zuerlein has seen his field goal percentage dip from 92.9 to 66.7. More disconcerting is the struggles from deep, as the normally sure-legged kicker hit only three of his nine attempts from 50-plus yards this season. He's coming into a contract year, so he's going to have to improve those numbers if he wants to be a prized free agent or to get a solid contract from St. Louis.
Wes Welker finished an abbreviated campaign for St. Louis with 13 catches for 102 yards.
Welker's career was considered to possibly be over before St. Louis signed him in November. While he wasn't bad, he didn't seem to have the spark he once had as a PPR monster. If he wants to keep playing, he's likely to find a home somewhere next season, but his days of fantasy relevance are nearing their conclusion.