Brown (ankle) was a full practice participant Thursday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Brown upheld coach Sean McVay's expectation of him from earlier Thursday. With his health not a concern, Brown will act as a complement to Todd Gurley on the ground Sunday in Cleveland.
Coach Sean McVay said Brown (ankle) is expected to practice in full Thursday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Brown's activity level won't be confirmed until the Rams release their second Week 3 injury report, but it appears he's set to put the health concern behind him after Wednesday's limited showing. Through two weeks, he's averaging nine touches for 50 yards from scrimmage and one TD per game while spelling Todd Gurley.
Brown (ankle) was listed as a limited participant for Wednesday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
It's unclear how Brown picked up the injury, but this is the first time he's popped up on the injury report this season. He's been a solid fantasy asset behind starter Todd Gurley, rushing for 90 yards and two touchdowns thus far this season. At this point in the week, Brown should be thought of questionable for Sunday's game against Cleveland, and if he's forced to miss the game, Darrell Henderson would be in line for carries behind Gurley.
Brown rushed six times for 37 yards and caught his only target for 10 yards during Sunday's 27-9 win over New Orleans.
After scoring twice Week 1, this was obviously a bit of a downer from Brown. However, it should also serve as a reminder that he's clearly behind Todd Gurley in the pecking order, and relying on Brown in the majority of fantasy settings will be a weekly gamble. Still, the fifth-year back averaged 6.2 yards per tote and has a role in a high-scoring offense, so Brown remains a roster-worthy asset in most leagues. Also, his value likely will skyrocket if Gurley were to ever miss time, which shouldn't be ignored, either.
Brown ran for 53 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries during Sunday's 30-27 win over Carolina.
Brown was Los Angeles' spark for much of the game, showing some nice power while splitting carries with Todd Gurley, including two touchdown runs from inside the five. Gurley heated up in the second half and is still the more dangerous player, but Brown was impressive after finishing 2018 with 4.9 yards per carry -- the same average as Gurley. Sean McVay has preached the importance of running the ball and the health of Todd Gurley's knees have been a topic of conversation all offseason. That should add up to an uptick in opportunities for Brown as compared to last season.
With the Rams managing starter Todd Gurley's practice reps throughout training camp, Brown and rookie Darrell Henderson have shared the bulk of first-team running back snaps when Gurley has been rested, ESPN's Lindsey Thiry reports.
In addition to going with an every-other-day practice schedule for Gurley, with an eye toward keeping him fresh and setback-free, Brown has not played a preseason snap, a nod to his standing as a key cog in the Rams' backfield behind a starter who has had knee issues in the past. While there's no question that Gurley is the team's No. 1 back, it's not hard to imagine a scenario out of the gate where Brown sees his share of complementary touches when Gurley needs an early-down breather, while the 5-foot-8, 208-pound Henderson profiles as more of a change-of-pace option. The rookie's looming role has led to plenty of preseason fantasy PPR buzz and strong ADP overall, but Brown -- who typically tumbles in drafts -- shouldn't be ignored, as he'd probably see the bulk of the team's early-down work in the event of an in-season Gurley injury.
The Rams drafted Darrell Henderson at No. 70 overall to complement Brown and Todd Gurley (knee) in the backfield, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Rams brass denies that the pick was inspired by Gurley's troublesome knee, but it's clear there's some level of concern given that the team also decided to match Brown's two-year, $3.25 million offer sheet from the Lions. It isn't out of the question for all three running backs to enter Week 1 with roles on offense, though Gurley still has three-down workhorse upside if his knee troubles subside with rest this offseason. Brown has an advantage over Henderson in size and experience, while the rookie gets the nod when it comes to speed, elusiveness and agility.
The Rams are matching Brown's two-year, $3.25 million offer sheet from the Lions, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The decision to use a low tender ultimately worked out in the Rams' favor, as they now have Brown under contract for two years at approximately the same cost as a second-round tender ($3.1 million) for one season. With C.J. Anderson unsigned and the draft still to come, Brown may eventually get some competition for the No. 2 running back spot -- a job that becomes rather interesting with the long-term stability of Todd Gurley's left knee now in question. Meanwhile, the Lions will need to look elsewhere in their search to add backfield depth behind Kerryon Johnson.
The Lions have signed Brown to an offer sheet, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
If not for a season-ending clavicle injury Week 13, Brown and not C.J. Anderson would have benefited from Todd Gurley's saga with his left knee during the Rams' run to an appearance in Super Bowl LIII. By the start of the new league year, Brown had received an original-round tender from LA, giving his initial organization right of first refusal on any offer. If GM Les Snead allows Brown to move on, the running back likely will vie with Zach Zenner for slotting in the Lions backfield behind second-year player Kerryon Johnson.
The Rams have tendered Brown at the original-round level, Myles Simmons of the team's official website reports.
Given that Brown went undrafted back in 2015, the Rams won't get any compensation if the restricted free agent signs an offer sheet with another team and they fail to match the deal. Odds are he won't draw much outside interest, as he owns a career mark of 4.0 yards per carry with just 18 receptions and two scores in 40 career games. Depending on what else happens this offseason, Brown may or may not regain the No. 2 backfield job behind Todd Gurley. The Rams presumably still have interest in re-signing C.J. Anderson.
Brown (collarbone) finished the regular season with 212 rushing yards on 43 attempts for a career-best 4.9 yards per carry and five receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown through 12 games before being placed on injured reserve Dec. 11.
Brown's season-ending clavicle injury prompted the Rams to bring in veteran C.J. Anderson as backfield insurance behind Todd Gurley (knee), who missed the final two regular-season contests with an injury of his own. While he once again saw limited action behind Gurley when healthy, Brown was efficient when given opportunities. Brown should be fully recovered from his injury for OTAs this spring, but the impending free agent's fantasy outlook will be uncertain until he signs a new contract. If he re-signs with the Rams, the 25-year-old would offer limited upside while stuck behind Gurley once again.
The Rams placed Brown (collarbone) on injured reserve Tuesday, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
Coach Sean McVay indicated last week that Brown would be sidelined for the rest of the season after requiring surgery to address a clavicle injury, but the Rams waited until after Sunday's loss to the Bears to make the transaction official. Brown's recovery from the procedure is expected to carry an 8-to-10-week timeline, so he should be at full health or close to it when OTAs commence in the spring.
Brown is expected to require a procedure to reset his clavicle that will necessitate 8-to-10 weeks for recovery, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
That timeline probably ends any hope of Brown avoiding injured reserve, leaving reserve backs Justin Davis and John Kelly to fight for scraps behind workhorse Todd Gurley. The 25-year-old Brown is scheduled to be a restricted free agent this spring after a 2018 campaign in which he took 43 carries for 212 yards and caught five passes for 52 yards and a score. The Rams probably hope to retain him as their No. 2 back.
Brown (clavicle) is considered out indefinitely, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Rams aren't putting a timeline on Brown's recovery from the clavicle injury, but Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported Tuesday that team sources expect the running back to be sidelined for the final four regular-season contests, starting with Sunday's game in Chicago. The Rams will turn to some combination of John Kelly and Justin Davis to handle the small quantity of snaps out of the backfield that don't fall to Todd Gurley. There is some chance Kelly or Davis ends up with a large workload Week 17 if the Rams are already locked into a specific playoff seed. In any case, the team seems to be holding out hope Brown can eventually return from the injury, most likely in the playoffs.
Brown (clavicle) is reportedly slated to be sidelined for the rest of the regular season, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
We'll await official confirmation of this report, but with Brown now apparently on track to miss time, Justin Davis and rookie John Kelly are now in line to back up Todd Gurley, who has been dominating the Rams' carries. As long as he's healthy and the team has something to play for, the decision on his prime backup won't have fantasy lineup implications. That said, if Gurley gets hurt or 11-1 Los Angeles is able to rest players down the stretch, one of the depth RBs could hold some late-season value.
Justin Davis and John Kelly are candidates to see added work behind Todd Gurley should Brown miss time due to his clavicle injury, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
Brown was slated to undergo a procedure Monday to have his clavicle injury assessed and it looks like he's probably going to miss some time. Gurley continues to dominate the Rams' backfield touches, but his top backup is worth knowing in the event that he suffers any injuries down the stretch, or alternatively, the 11-1 team elects to rest any starters if its Week 16 or Week 17 games have no playoff implications.
Coach Sean McVay revealed Monday that Brown was scheduled to have a procedure performed on his clavicle during the evening, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
The procedure should reveal the severity of Brown's clavicle injury and the length of his potential absence. If he misses some time, Justin Davis and John Kelly would step into backup duties as well as special teams roles.
Brown is dealing with a clavicle injury that could require surgery, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Brown is not only a key backup to Todd Gurley but also a special teams star. Head coach Sean McVay noted it would be a "huge loss" to lose the fourth-year back for an extended period of time, so there will be hope that the injury is not as serious as expected. Justin Davis and John Kelly are in line to fill in Brown's role if he indeed goes under the knife.
Brown has been ruled out of Sunday's contest at Detroit due to a shoulder injury.
Brown spelled Todd Gurley for two carries early in the second quarter, turning the pair of touches into eight yards. However, Brown didn't show up on the sideline after halftime, with a shoulder issue to blame for his eventual absence. Gurley will close out the game as the Rams' sole active running back with Justin Davis and John Kelly both in street clothes.
Brown played 14 of 80 offensive snaps and rushed four times for 15 yards during Monday's 54-51 win over Kansas City.
After not receiving a carry in his previous two contests, Brown encouragingly became more involved in the ground game Monday. He projects to continue seeing limited opportunities with Todd Gurley remaining the focal point of the offense and locked in as a three-down back, and as long as Gurley is healthy, Brown's fantasy outlook is bleak. The backup rusher is best viewed as a bench stash or Gurley handcuff, albeit with late-season potential if the Rams opt to rest their star back after clinching a playoff berth.
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|5||10/3/19||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|7||10/20/19||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/10/19||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|13||12/1/19||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|15||12/15/19||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||1||0||4||17||4.3||13||0||0||1|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||11||1||63||246||3.9||20||1||1||10|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||12||0||43||212||4.9||19||0||0||10|
|2019||Los Angeles Rams||2||0||17||90||5.3||17||2||0||5|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||1||0||1||-2||-2.0||-2||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||11||1||9||53||5.9||16||0||0||0||3|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||12||0||5||52||10.4||18||1||0||0||2|
|2019||Los Angeles Rams||2||0||1||10||10.0||10||0||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||11||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||12||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2019||Los Angeles Rams||2||1||0.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2015||St. Louis Rams||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||11||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2019||Los Angeles Rams||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|