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Jeff Fisher: Todd Gurley 'unlikely' to play in preseason

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Todd Gurley didn't start training camp on the PUP list, but don't expect to see him on the field during the preseason.

Coach Jeff Fisher told Andrew Siciliano on NFL Network's Inside Training Camp on Thursday that the St. Louis Rams will bring along their first-round pick slowly, as Gurley recovers from an ACL tear.

"We are going to take our time. I don't have to see him in a preseason game to play him in a regular season game," Fisher said. "It's unlikely that you'll see him in a preseason game, because he's got some work to do. There is a significant difference between eight months and 10 months and he's about eight and a half months right now. So he's a few weeks away."

Fisher added that Gurley already understands the offense and gushed about the running back's talent.

When the rookie finally does see the field, Fisher expects a rotation between Gurley and second-year back Tre Mason.

"Our intention is to have a rotation," he said. "Even if Todd is 100 percent, I still want to have the rotation with Tre, because Tre is special. I think that one-two combination is going to be great."

The duo complements each other well and could create one of the best backfields in the NFL when Gurley is healthy, but the Rams won't rush to get there.

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