Todd Gurley

#21 RB / Atlanta Falcons / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 224 lb Age: 25 College: Georgia Bye 10

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    Falcons' Todd Gurley: Could prove to be steal for Atlanta

    Todd Gurley's one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons should be considered "an absolute steal," per Jeff Kerr of CBSSports.com.The former Georgia standout and 2017 AP Offensive Player of the Year returns to the Peach State on a "prove it" deal, as the Falcons exchange one veteran back for another, releasing Devonta Freeman for the 25-year-old Gurley. Despite having 5,404 rushing yards and 70 total touchdowns to his name in five professional campaigns, the prolific Gurley still finds himself with something to prove entering 2020. His production slipped substantially during 2019, as he dropped from a 4.9 yards-per-carry average in 2018 to a 3.8 yards-per-rush clip last year. Gurley also won't be working behind the most impressive offensive line of his career when he first suits up for Atlanta. Pro Football Focus graded the Falcons' offensive line 24th best in the NFL following the 2019 season, and the only notable upgrade the team has made since is acquiring third-round lineman Matt Hennessy.

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    Falcons' Todd Gurley: Passes team physical

    Todd Gurley traveled to Atlanta and passed a physical examination Monday, Orlando D. Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.Gurley signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons on April 10 but wasn't able to meet with a team physician until two months later. He recently took part in private workouts with Matt Ryan, who said he was impressed by the veteran running back. Gurley will turn 26 in August, and while he wasn't effective in Los Angeles last season, he could be headed for a big 2020 workload as the No. 1 guy on what's arguably the weakest backfield depth chart in the NFL. The Falcons have Ito Smith, Brian Hill, Qadree Ollison and Craig Reynolds behind Gurley.

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    Falcons' Todd Gurley: Impressing in private workouts

    Matt Ryan has been pleased with what he's seen from Todd Gurley during private workouts in California over recent weeks, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.While the veteran running back has not yet been able to take his physical because of the Atlanta Falcons' team facility remaining closed to players, he seems confident concerning the status of his surgically reconstructed left ACL. Amidst workouts with Ryan in Huntington Beach, CA, Gurley has steadily drawn praise from his new quarterback. "I've gotten to work with Todd and he's awesome," Ryan told ESPN. "I was really impressed with his ability to retain information. You don't have to tell him twice. He's on it." Gurley's success in 2020 hinges on how well his body continues to hold up against the physical demands of the RB position, but early indications are positive as he builds camaraderie with Ryan.

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    Falcons' Todd Gurley: Workload remains uncertain

    Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said that he won't be able to confirm what Todd Gurley's workload will be until the running back can be evaluated in person, Kelsey Conway of the team's official site reports.Given that Gurley has still yet to take his physical with the Falcons as a result of the ongoing pandemic, Koetter was unwilling to guess at precisely how often he is expected to play. "He can do everything. He's an excellent runner, he's good in the pass game [and] he can protect," Koetter explained. "The main question no one seems to know is, 'What's his health status? What is his workload?'" Gurley accounted for a career-worst 1,064 scrimmage yards during 2019, causing many to attribute his reduced productivity to a report that indicated the presence of an arthritic component to his knee. Now heading back to the state of his college alma matter, Gurley's health remains a question mark as he begins a journey to revitalize his career within the Falcons' high-powered offense.

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    Falcons' Todd Gurley: Hasn't taken physical

    Todd Gurley still hasn't taken a physical exam to finalize his deal with the Atlanta Falcons, Andrew Siciliano of NFL.com reports.Gurley remains in California, unable to meet with team doctors in the midst of a pandemic. The Falcons don't expect this to be a major issue, as they presumably signed him to a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the understanding that his oft-discussed left knee is far from ideal. While the quality of his play hasn't exactly been consistent, Gurley did play 14 or more regular-season games each of the past four years for the Rams. There is some small chance, however, that a physical exam could nullify his agreement to sign with Atlanta.

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    Falcons' Todd Gurley: Deal with Atlanta becomes official

    Todd Gurley and the Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms on a one-year, $6 million contract Monday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.The 2017 AP Offensive Player of the Year committed to Atlanta just one day after being let go by the Rams on March 19, but the transaction was not officially passed through the Falcons' transaction wire until Monday, when the two sides landed on a finalized agreement. A tweet from Adam Schefter of ESPN indicates that Gurley has still not yet taken nor passed a physical with the Falcons' medical staff, so the condition of his left knee will be of great interest upon return to organized team activities. The addition of the three-time Pro Bowl back provides Atlanta with one of the NFL's most explosive groups of skill-position players, though Gurley's workload may have to be managed as it was last year when he garnered just 254 offensive touches -- a near 20 percent reduction from his 2018 touch count of 315.

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    Falcons' Todd Gurley: Heading to Atlanta

    Todd Gurley has agreed to a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.Per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the running back is set to earn $5 million in 2020. The Rams released Gurley on Thursday and it didn't take long for the 2017 NFL Offensive Player of the Year to find a new job. He'll now top the Falcons' running back depth chart, with the team having parted ways with previous starter Devonta Freeman on Monday. Gurley, who turns 26 in August, comes with some concerns with regard to the soundness of his left knee -- with his deal pending a physical, per Jordan Schultz of ESPN -- but when healthy, he's proven to be a dynamic and productive back.

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    Todd Gurley: Released by L.A.

    The Rams released Todd Gurley on Thursday.The team was facing a 4 p.m. ET deadline for $10.5 million of Gurley's contract to become guaranteed. The Rams will instead absorb a huge dead cap hit, parting ways with Gurley before he ever actually played a game on his four-year, $57.5 million extension. The decision to give him an early extension helped keep the peace at the time, but it came back to burn the Rams less than two years later. Gurley will become an unrestricted free agent, while the Rams are left with Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson (ankle) in the backfield.

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    Rams' Todd Gurley: Could be traded

    Todd Gurley is believed to be on the trading block, Lindsay Jones of The Athletic reports.Gurley is entering the first season of a four-year, $57.5 million extension, with a complex contract structure that gives him strong protection through 2021. It's easy to see why the cap-strapped Los Angeles Rams want to trade him away after a disappointing 2019 campaign, but it isn't so easy to figure out which teams might be willing to take him. The Rams have Malcolm Brown, Darrell Henderson (ankle) and John Kelly on the depth chart behind Gurley.

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    Rams' Todd Gurley: Could have reps managed

    Coach Sean McVay isn't sure if Todd Gurley will have his reps managed again in 2020, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.For all the discussion about his problematic left knee, Gurley missed just one game in 2019 while averaging 52.5 snaps and 17 touches per contest, losing practice reps rather than game reps. Of course, he dropped to 3.8 yards per carry and 4.2 per target, with his lack of explosiveness and poor blocking in front of him both contributing to the lackluster efficiency. Gurley's contract should keep him safe on the Los Angeles Rams' roster for at least one more season, but that doesn't necessarily mean he'll retain a three-down role. The team could look to get Malcolm Brown and/or Darrell Henderson more involved.