Report: Falcons signing Gurley to 1-year deal
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Todd Gurley didn't last long on the open market.

The former Los Angeles Rams running back, who was released Thursday, is signing a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons, a source told ESPN's Jordan Schultz.

The Falcons will pay Gurley $6 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, and he's still owed $7.5 million from the Rams. With a $2.5 million offset on his old contract, he'll earn a total of $11 million in 2020.

Los Angeles parted ways with Gurley before $10.5 million in salary and bonuses for the 2020 season were set to become guaranteed. The Rams shopped him on the trade market, but they couldn't find a taker.

The three-time Pro Bowler inked a four-year, $60-million extension with the Rams in July 2018 after leading the NFL in touchdowns. The deal made him the league's highest-paid tailback.

However, an arthritic knee began to derail Gurley down the stretch of the 2018 campaign. Despite the team insisting he was healthy, Gurley split carries with C.J. Anderson during the Rams' run to Super Bowl LIII.

The 25-year-old joins a Falcons squad that needs to boost its rushing attack. Atlanta released longtime starter Devonta Freeman prior to the new league year.

Gurley's production took a slight step back in 2019. He averaged 3.8 yards per carry while rushing for 857 yards, but the former Georgia standout also scored 14 total touchdowns. The 2015 first-round pick has found the end zone 54 times over his last three seasons.

Report: Falcons signing Gurley to 1-year deal
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