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Todd Gurley signs with the Atlanta Falcons

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Gurley returns to the state of Georgia where he played his college ball

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Early Friday morning, it was announced that Todd Gurley will be signing a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons, bringing the former UGA Bulldog back to the state of Georgia.

The Rams chose to release Gurley on Thursday before a deadline that would have caused $10.5 million dollars to be guaranteed to the former All-Pro. In the end, the Rams parted ways with him before he ever got to play out any of that two-year, $60 million extension he signed just a couple of years ago.

According to Adam Schefter, the Falcons are only paying Gurley $6 million in 2020 while the Rams are still on the hook for $7.5 million. Regardless, the Rams were able to free up some minor cap space and have a little more breathing room going forward.

Last season, Gurley recorded a career-low in carries (223) and rushing yards (857) but still managed to score 12 touchdowns on the ground, good for his third-best mark of his career.