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Todd Gurley: I got fired on my day off

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Rams’ two time All-Pro running back shares his feelings on Twitter

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Todd Gurley, like most of the rest of us, is most likely trying to take it easy and stay inside. Except that it’s very hard to be easy right now and like many others right now, he is unemployed. Rich, but unemployed nonetheless.

After the Los Angeles Rams released Gurley on Thursday in a move to save money and to put an end to the saga that still may have more questions than answers, the two time All-Pro running back took to Twitter to respond to the news just as many others have.

He seems to be taking it in stride.

Of course, Gurley knew this was coming.

If the reports about Sean McVay and key front office members meeting with Gurley earlier in the offseason to discuss his future were true then it may be safe to assume that it was either “trade” or “the door.”

Once there didn’t appear to be a trade partner for the Rams prior to having to guarantee a large portion of future salary on Friday, McVay and the Rams opted for the door.

Late Thursday afternoon, the Rams released a statement about their now former RB.

“I would like to thank Todd for his many contributions to the Rams, on and off the field, since I have been here,” Sean McVay said. “He has meant a lot to my growth as a coach and leader and he will always be remembered as one of the all-time great Rams. I wish him nothing but the best.”

General manager Les Snead continued: “Todd did this by becoming one of the greatest competitors in this league, but more than that, he served as a great teammate to his fellow players and ambassador for our organization, and those traits speak volumes to who he is as a human being.”