The Rams couldn’t find anybody to take Todd Gurley off their hands.
(Presumably because Bill O’Brien already traded for a bad running back contract).
As a result, the team announced the release of their former workhorse running back.
Keeping him on the roster past 4 p.m. would have resulted in another $10.5 million in guarantees, and the Rams are clearly trying to cut their losses here.
Between knee problems and a general offensive malaise around him, he was no longer worth the four-year, $60 million contract they gave him less than two years ago, and now he’s on the open market.