The face of the Rams franchise in Los Angeles is no longer.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Rams are releasing star RB Todd Gurley today.
Rams are releasing RB Todd Gurley, per source. Cutting him today spares the Rams from having to pay him an additional $10.5 million due today. Rams spent weeks exploring a trade for him. Now Gurley will be free to sign with any team.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2020
The move comes before a $10.5M chunk of Gurley’s contract was to become fully guaranteed. While releasing Gurley of course saves the the Rams money, an area where they needed help in, one of the league’s top rushers when healthy will be moving on to a new team.