St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley passed his conditioning test with flying colors and will begin training camp on the Rams’ active roster. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the update in Gurley’s condition on Twitter.
The former Georgia Bulldog was selected by the Rams with the 10th overall pick in this year’s draft even though he was just a few months removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL, which he suffered in Georgia’s game against Auburn last season.
Last week, it was reported that Gurley would likely begin training camp on the non-football injury list as a precaution.
But instead it looks like he will be thrown right into the fire as he looks to become the dominant running back that Rams head coach Jeff Fisher needs in his offense.
Gurley ran for 3,285 yards on just 510 carries in three years at Georgia, scoring 36 touchdowns while also reeling in 65 receptions for 615 yards and six scores. A true power runner, he’s a special kind of player who can definitely make an impact in the NFL.
Now that he’s set to begin camp on the active roster, fans can get an early taste of what to expect from Gurley in 2015.
St. Louis opens the season at home against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks on September 13.
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