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Rams release star running back Todd Gurley

  • Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey were stunned as Todd Gurley left the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday.
Modified 20 Mar 2020, 02:26 IST
Todd Gurley

The Los Angeles Rams have released star running back Todd Gurley, the team announced on Thursday.

Three-time Pro Bowler Gurley was selected by the Rams as the number 10 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Gurley moved with the team from St Louis to Los Angeles and was the NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2017, before helping the Rams to the Super Bowl in the following season.

The 25-year-old former Georgia star managed 72 starts, 5,404 yards and 70 touchdowns in total.

Gurley had signed a four-year, $60million contract less than two years ago but subsequently suffered with knee problems as the offense toiled last year.

Keeping Gurley on the team on Thursday would reportedly have cost the Rams $10.5m, and they opted to release the player when no trade materialised.

Fellow Rams star Aaron Donald responded to the news by replying to a Twitter post from the NFL with a single angry emoji.


Cornerback Jalen Ramsey simply posted: "Wow."

The Rams also released linebacker Clay Matthews, who joined the team as a free agent in 2019 and played 13 games.

Published 20 Mar 2020, 02:26 IST
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