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Todd Gurley: Free agent returns to visit Detroit Lions | NFL News


Todd Gurley spent the 2020 season with the Atlanta Falcons after being released by the Los Angeles Rams after five years with the team. He recorded 678 rushing yards for nine touchdowns.

Last update: 05/28/21 8:56 a.m.

There could be a reunion with a former teammate on the cards for Todd Gurley. (AP Photo / Kevin Sabitus)

Free agent running back Todd Gurley was in Detroit on Thursday to visit the Lions, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.

The former All-Pro spent last season with the Atlanta Falcons where he recorded 678 rushing yards for nine touchdowns in 195 carries.

He had signed a one-year contract after his release from the Los Angeles Rams, with whom he spent five seasons and organized three 1,000-yard rushing campaigns.

Gurley was named the offensive player of the year in 2017 with his return from 1,305 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns, a league-high, as well as 64 catches for 788 yards and six scores, before registering 1,251 rushing yards for 17 league-leading scores. in addition to 59 receptions for 590 yards in 2018 to help the Rams reach the Super Bowl.

Signing at Detroit would mean a reunion with former Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who was traded to Lions earlier this offseason as part of a deal that saw Matthew Stafford head in the opposite direction.

He would, however, be greeted by a sort of crowded back room that includes second-year contender D’Andre Swift, recent free agency acquisition Jamaal Williams and seventh-round pick Jermar Jefferson.

Gurley is a three-time Pro Bowl and two-time All-Pro selection who racked up 6,082 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and 67 touchdowns. He also has 243 career receptions for 2,254 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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