On Thursday afternoon, the Los Angeles Rams made the decision to release former Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley.
The Rams made the decision after failing to find a trade partner for Gurley, who has a degenerative knee issue. Although Gurley looked solid in limited action last season, Los Angeles parted ways with the three-time Pro Bowler.
After getting cut, Gurley has several potential landing spots. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers immediately emerged as a contender to land Gurley, just days after landing Tom Brady.
However, ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported Gurley has two other locations in mind. Anderson reported Gurley’s “desirable” locations include the Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons.
Here’s the latest.
My understanding is among two of Todd Gurley's desirable destinations recently has been Atlanta and Miami, per source; though the #Dolphins just brought in Jordan Howard. However, we'll see now, how other potential options open up for Gurley, or how the market reacts.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 19, 2020
The Dolphins signed former Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard earlier this week. With Howard on board, it seems unlikely the Dolphins would add Gurley as well.
Meanwhile, the Falcons cut running back Devonta Freeman earlier this week. That opened the door for a free agent running back or for the Falcons to find one in the draft.
With Gurley on the market, the Falcons and several others teams should be interested.
The free agency cycle has not been kind to running backs this offseason. Where will Gurley sign next?