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Rams' Todd Gurley uncertain he'll be ready Week 1

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St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher doesn't expect rookie Todd Gurley to play during the preseason.

The running back won't even go so far as to say he'll be ready for the season opener.

"I don't know," Gurley told SiriusXM NFL radio hosts Gil Brandt and Alex Marvez on Tuesday when asked if he'd be ready to start the season. "Hopefully within the next couple weeks I'll be able to do something else and keep progressing."

Rehabbing from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Gurley started training camp on the active roster doing "footwork stuff, catching passes, doing run-power (handoffs) with the quarterbacks, routes and things like that" as the team brings him along cautiously.

"Right now, we're not pushing anything," Gurley said. "It's kind of taking it day-by-day and week-by-week. Whether it's Week 5 or Week 1, 10 years from now nobody is going to remember what you did the first five games. You've just got to take it easy."

Fisher told NFL Network this week that even with a healthy Gurley, the Rams will employ a heavy rotation with Tre Mason. Whether that rotation begins Week 1 or not remains up in the air.

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