Injured Rams running back Todd Gurley won’t play against 49ers
Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley won’t play in the Los Angeles Rams’ divisional meeting with the unbeaten 49ers on Sunday because of a bruised left thigh.
The Rams confirmed Gurley is out and they signed running back John Kelly to the active roster Saturday. Gurley missed practice all week after being hurt in a 30-29 loss at Seattle on Oct. 3.
Malcolm Brown is expected to make his second career start in Gurley’s place, with rookie Darrell Henderson as his backup. Brown, who has been Gurley’s backup for their five seasons with the Rams, has 114 yards and two touchdowns this season.
Gurley is 19th in the NFL with 270 yards rushing, and he has yet to produce a 100-yard game. The star running back’s touches and snaps are down this season, although the Rams claim they aren’t reducing his use to preserve his health.
Jets cut QB: Quarterback Luke Falk was waived by New York to make room on the roster for newly reinstated linebacker Brandon Copeland. Falk started the past two games in place of Sam Darnold, who will play Sunday against Dallas after missing three games with mononucleosis. Falk went 47-for-73 for 416 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in three games with a 62.4 quarterback rating. Former San Jose State quarterback David Fales will be Darnold’s backup.
Jones fined: Green Bay running back Aaron Jones was fined more than $10,000 by the NFL for for taunting/unsportsmanlike conduct. In this case, it was for waving goodbye to Dallas’ Byron Jones on his way to end zone on the third of Jones’ franchise record-tying four touchdowns in a 34-24 victory Sunday at Dallas. Jones said he will appeal the fine, hoping it might get reduced because he is first-time offender. The third-year pro claimed after the game that he didn’t realize he waved at the Cowboys’ defender. He said he was “just in the zone” but that a picture of him doing so was “dope.” He told ESPN: “I’m going to have that blown up one day in my house.”