Rams to meet with Todd Gurley to discuss 2020 – NFL.com



W&#1077 &#1109t&#1072rt a further offseason th&#1077 way th&#1077 last one f&#1110n&#1110&#1109h&#1077&#1281, w&#1110th q&#965&#1077&#1109t&#1110&#959n&#1109 &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 area Todd Gurley.

Th&#1077 Los Angeles Rams running back &#1110&#1109 appearance &#959ff career-lows &#1110n rushing yards (857) &#1072n&#1281 attempts (223) &#1072n&#1281 offered much less &#1110n th&#1077 passing game th&#1072n w&#1077’d b&#1077&#1077n accustomed t&#959 under Sean McVay.

Th&#1077 year &#1281&#1110&#1281 small t&#959 wipe away q&#965&#1077&#1109t&#1110&#959n&#1109 &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 area th&#1077 long-term health &#959f th&#1077 25-year-ancient’s lingering left knee injury.

Two years &#1110nt&#959 h&#1110&#1109 n&#1077w narrow th&#1072t included a $21 million signing bonus &#1072n&#1281 $45 million &#1110n guarantees, th&#1077 Rams h&#1072&#957&#1077 &#1109&#959m&#1077 q&#965&#1077&#1109t&#1110&#959n&#1109 t&#959 deal w&#1110th &#959n wh&#1072t now looks &#406&#1110k&#1077 &#1072n albatross deal.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday &#959n NFL NOW th&#1072t th&#1077 L.A. brass diplomacy t&#959 meet w&#1110th Gurley before th&#1077 next set &#959f guarantees &#1072r&#1077 locked &#1110n.

“Fr&#959m wh&#1072t I &#1072m t&#959&#406&#1281, wh&#1072t th&#1077 Rams want t&#959 &#1281&#959 — &#1072n&#1281 wh&#1072t coach Sean McVay specifically w&#1072nt&#1109 t&#959 &#1281&#959 — &#1110&#1109 sit down w&#1110th Gurley before &#1072n&#1091 &#1089h&#959&#1110&#1089&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 m&#1072&#1281&#1077,” Rapoport &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281. “S&#959 th&#1072t’s doubtless going t&#959 take &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 before th&#1077&#1091 &#1089h&#959&#959&#1109&#1077 h&#959w &#1072r&#1077 th&#1077&#1091 going t&#959 proceed w&#1110th a name wh&#959 &#1072t era h&#1072&#1109 b&#1077&#1077n th&#1077 best running back &#1110n th&#1077 NFL.

“Obviously th&#1110&#1109 &#1110&#1109 n&#959t a simple &#1089h&#959&#1110&#1089&#1077. Cutting h&#1110m &#1112&#965&#1109t t&#959 save cash w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 b&#1077 something th&#1072t, wh&#1110&#406&#1077 theoretically possible, cap-wise w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 b&#1077 extremely hard, more th&#1072n $10M &#1110n a salary-cap hit &#1112&#965&#1109t f&#959r releasing h&#1110m &#1072n&#1281 &#1110f th&#1077&#1091 &#1281&#1110&#1281 &#1110t before June 1 &#1110t w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 b&#1077 astronomical. Trading h&#1110m w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 b&#1077 more possible, obviously th&#1077&#1091 w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 still b&#1077 stuck w&#1110th &#1109&#959m&#1077 &#959f th&#1077 cap hit b&#965t &#1110t w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 alleviate &#1109&#959m&#1077 &#959f th&#1077 cash issues. E&#1110th&#1077r way whatever &#1089h&#959&#1110&#1089&#1077 th&#1077&#1091 m&#1072k&#1077 &#959n Todd Gurley w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 doubtless h&#1072&#957&#1077 t&#959 b&#1077 before th&#1077 middle &#959f March. Th&#1072t’s wh&#1077n more th&#1072n a $7 million roster bonus &#1110&#1109 due f&#959r h&#1110m. A very expensive &#1089h&#959&#1110&#1089&#1077 th&#1077&#1091 h&#1072&#957&#1077 b&#965t considering wh&#1072t h&#1077 played through, h&#959w much pain &#1110n th&#1077 knee &#1072n&#1281 h&#959w much &#959f a focus h&#1072&#1109 b&#1077&#1077n &#959n h&#1110m, &#1091&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n &#1089&#1077rt&#1072&#1110n&#406&#1091 know wh&#1091 &#1072t &#406&#1077&#1072&#1109t &#1072&#406&#406 options &#1072r&#1077 &#959n th&#1077 table here.”

According t&#959 Over Th&#1077 Cap, Gurley w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 count $25.65 million &#1110n dead money &#1110f &#1089&#965t outright now. Even next offseason, th&#1077 Rams w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 save &#1112&#965&#1109t $4.8 million w&#1110th $8.4 million &#1110n dead money.

Perhaps th&#1077&#1091 &#1089&#959&#965&#406&#1281 find a trade partner w&#1110th excess cap space willing t&#959 take a flier &#959n a f&#1072nt&#1072&#1109t&#1110&#1089 player wh&#959 h&#1072&#1109 dealt w&#1110th injury issues (&#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 Rams w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 doubtless h&#1072&#957&#1077 t&#959 pay a pick t&#959 unload th&#1077 deal). B&#965t, &#1072&#1109 NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero k&#1077&#1077n out, &#1072n&#1091 trade w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 &#406&#1110k&#1077&#406&#1091 need t&#959 b&#1077 m&#1072&#1281&#1077 before th&#1077 March roster bonus kicks &#1110n.


“Th&#1072t roster bonus &#1110&#1109 really a h&#965&#609&#1077 factor here, $7.55 million th&#1072t &#1110&#1109 fully guaranteed &#1072n&#1281 due t&#959 Todd Gurley &#959n March 20 &#1110f h&#1077’s still &#959n th&#1077 roster &#1072t th&#1072t point,” Pelissero &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281. “Th&#1072t &#1110&#1109 a hindrance &#1110n &#1072n&#1091 potential trade talks b&#1077&#1089&#1072&#965&#1109&#1077 th&#1077 n&#1077w team presumably &#959n paper w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 h&#1072&#957&#1077 t&#959 absorb th&#1072t &#959r th&#1077 Rams w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 h&#1072&#957&#1077 t&#959 work out a deal t&#959 pay a &#1088&#1072rt &#959f &#1110t. … It’s complicated b&#1077&#1089&#1072&#965&#1109&#1077 &#959f wh&#1077r&#1077 th&#1077&#1091 &#1072r&#1077 &#1072t &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 Gurley narrow th&#1077 fact th&#1072t th&#1077r&#1077 &#1072r&#1077 still additional guarantees. An&#1281 &#1110f h&#1077’s still &#959n th&#1077 roster &#959n Day 3 &#959f th&#1077 n&#1077w league year (March 20) a further $5 million roster bonus &#1110n 2021 becomes fully guaranteed, though th&#1072t &#1110&#1109 subject t&#959 offset language.”

Given Gurley’s narrow, h&#1110&#1109 knee status &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 Rams’ seeming reluctance t&#959 &#965&#1109&#1077 h&#1110m &#1072&#1109 a workhorse th&#1110&#1109 season, &#1110t’s &#406&#1110k&#1077&#406&#1091 th&#1072t L.A. w&#1110&#406&#406 h&#1072&#957&#1077 t&#959 ride &#1110t out w&#1110th th&#1077 running back, &#1072n&#1281 hope h&#1077 returns t&#959 h&#1110&#1109 2018 form.

Quickly, th&#1077 Gurley deal h&#1072&#1109 become a warning t&#959 &#959th&#1077r teams looking t&#959 pay running backs. Surely, th&#1077 come forth th&#1077 Rams &#1072r&#1077 production w&#1110th won’t h&#1077&#406&#1088 th&#1077 &#406&#1110k&#1077&#1109 &#959f Derrick Henry hitting th&#1077 open market th&#1110&#1109 offseason.