Asked if the team’s run-game struggles and lackluster performances from RBs Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason would make it more tempting to bring Todd Gurley into the fold faster, Jeff Fisher emphatically answered “No.”
“Todd’s going to play when he’s ready to play,” Fisher added. “It’s a non-factor. I’ve been saying this since he got here: When he’s ready, he’s going to play, regardless of what’s happening around him. But he is getting closer.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Nerdy Football Analysis: We really wish he was lying. Gurley, the 10th selection in last spring’s draft, was listed as questionable heading into Sunday’s game (a 24-10 loss to Washington) then was declared inactive for the second time in as many NFL games. He has been a full participant in practice recently after undergoing season-ending ACL surgery on his left knee last November while competing for the University of Georgia. He offers RB1 upside if given a full workload.