Sean McVay: There will be a time we rely on Darrell Henderson, it could be this week

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Todd Gurley didn’t practice with the Rams on Wednesday because of a quad injury he suffered in last Thursday’s loss to the Seahawks and head coach Sean McVay said the development “kind of caught us all off guard” because they thought it was just the “typical bumps and bruises.”

Gurley’s outlook remains up in the air, but continued absences from practice this week will raise the likelihood that he misses Sunday’s game against the 49ers. If he does, the team may give rookie Darrell Henderson his first extended playing time of the year.

Henderson was the subject of much offseason gushing after being drafted in the third round, but he’s played just two offensive snaps this season with Malcolm Brown serving as the team’s No. 2 back. McVay hinted at a lot more work than that in the event Gurley does not play.

“Fortunately for us, we’ve got some depth at that position,” McVay said, via the Orange County Register. “We’ve talked about it, whether it’s this week, at some point, the confidence we have in Malcolm. There’s also going to be a time that we’re going to rely on Darrell Henderson. It might end up being this week.”

The Rams are in need of a win after losing two straight and the push to get one might wind up doubling as a coming out party for the rookie.

7 responses to “Sean McVay: There will be a time we rely on Darrell Henderson, it could be this week

  1. Gurley has been on a slide since before last years Super Bowl. Could someone from the Rams just come out and tell the truth on his knee condition? It’s obviously not right and most likley will never be.

  2. He was upset over his lack of touches vs the Bucs, then comes up lame after the very next game. Maybe he needs to Shut up and enjoy the last remaining checks before he’s begging for a 2 million deal somewhere else in a couple years.

  3. Niner fan here

    When healthy, he’s a load to deal with. The NFC west always has a stable of elite RB’s. Too bad to see a promising career cut short due to injuries. Don’t mind if he takes THIS week off to rest, but wish him well!

  4. Code for once Gurly has no more guaratee money and the dead money is manageable he is gone and we will lean him

  5. Keep feeding Malcolm Brown the ball! They better get used to Gurley not being available!

  6. Running back by committee, like what Frisco is doing, may be a smarter strategy than putting all the eggs in one basket with a superstar runner. If your superstar gets hurt or suspended, then it is curtains for your running attack.

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