It's not easy being an NFL running back these days. Just ask Todd Gurley.
The Rams released the three-time Pro Bowler on Thursday afternoon, putting him on the open market as an unrestricted free agent. As ESPN's Adam Schefter notes, Los Angeles avoided paying Gurley the $10.5 million it would have owed him had he remained on the roster, though he will still cost more than $20 million in dead cap charges.
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In true NFL fashion, the Rams had a goodbye video ready to go as soon as they announced Gurley's release.
"You have meant so much to this franchise over the years ... Now get the hell out of here."
We have released Todd Gurley.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) March 19, 2020
Forever a part of our history.
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