McVay: Gurley will 'absolutely' be ready for training camp
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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley sat out the team's only mandatory minicamp practice on Tuesday as he continues to manage the stress on his left knee that hobbled him late last season.

Gurley didn't go into detail about his health but appeared positive about his progress.

"Feeling good," Gurley said, according to ESPN's Lindsey Thiry. "Just working out. Typical stuff that I've always done."

The Rams created an offseason workout plan for Gurley in the hopes he can practice fully by the time training camp rolls around in July. Head coach Sean McVay said the star back "absolutely" would be ready for on-field drills.

"The intention is to get him back and ready to go," McVay said. "What we set out as far as the goal, this was not just exclusive to the offseason, this was a long-term plan pointed toward our opener against the Carolina Panthers, but when we start camp, that represents him being able to get on the field and compete and do some things with his teammates based on exactly how we finalize that."

Gurley ran for 1,254 yards and a league-best 21 touchdowns last season but saw his workload reduced toward the end of the campaign with C.J. Anderson starring in relief.

The former first-round pick had just 30 carries over three playoff games, including a mere 10 against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, despite McVay's proclamation prior to the game that Gurley would have a large role. Gurley exceeded 20 touches just twice in the last six contests of the regular season.

Gurley signed a four-year, $57.5-million extension last July; the Rams are likely hoping their new conservative approach to his knee issues will allow the 24-year-old to play out the entirety of his record-setting deal.

McVay: Gurley will 'absolutely' be ready for training camp
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