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Jeff Fisher: Todd Gurley will play when ready

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  • By Andie Hagemann NFL.com
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Will rookie running back Todd Gurley make his debut in Week 3?

The jury is still out.

Every game, all season

On Monday, Rams coach Jeff Fisher did not confirm whether the No. 10 overall draft pick would see the field in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh. Gurley, who is recovering from a season-ending ACL surgery that he sustained last November at Georgia, has been a full participant in practice since last week.

"As far as Todd is concerned, I thought the workout was outstanding (before the game Sunday), so we're going to continue to build his reps this week," Fisher said, via The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "He'll be a week-to-week and might be a game-time decision. That's how that'll go."

Prior to Monday night's game, the Rams ranked 26th in rushing. Fisher said the lack of production out of the backfield would not influence Gurley's timetable.

"Todd's going to play when he's ready to play. It's a non-factor. I've been saying this since he got here: When he's ready, he's going to play, regardless of what's happening around him. But he is getting closer."

While fans anxiously await Gurley's debut, the Rams do have Tre Mason back. After sitting out of the season opener with a hamstring injury, Mason made his season debut on Sunday, but had a lackluster performance. Mason rushed just seven times for 26 yards, catching two passes for 4 yards.

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