The Los Angeles Rams will report for training camp next week, and all eyes will be on star running back Todd Gurley, who hasn't participated in any offseason workouts to date as he attempts to manage his much-discussed left knee.
Rams head coach Sean McVay joined "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday night and spoke positively about Gurley's status.
"He's good. I think he's feeling great," McVay said. "One of the things about Todd is, great competitor. I think he's earned the right to be able to have the plan we had this offseason. I can't wait to get him back going and I know he's ready to go and it's going to be fun for the Rams this year."
Gurley, who's dealing with an arthritic component in his left knee stemming from an ACL injury in college, admitted last week he won't fully know how his knee is feeling until he starts pushing it in practices.
Last year, the same knee limited Gurley down the stretch of the regular season and throughout the Rams' run to the Super Bowl. That forced the NFC champions to rely heavily on free-agent pickup C.J. Anderson.
Anderson is no longer in L.A., but the team made a clear effort to find insurance for Gurley. The Rams selected running back Darrell Henderson in the third round of the draft and matched an offer to restricted free agent Malcolm Brown.
The moves have fueled speculation that Los Angeles could look to manage Gurley's workload in the regular season after three straight years with more than 300 touches - ideally keeping him fresh for another deep playoff run.