The standout running back, who didn't play last week because of a knee injury, will not play in the Rams' regular-season finale against the San Francisco 49ers, coach Sean McVay said Friday. The move was somewhat anticipated since the Rams want to ensure their dual-threat offensive star is at full health for the playoffs.
The Rams still have something to play for in Week 17. A victory secures L.A. a first-round bye, and a potential extra week for Gurley's knee to heal. A loss coupled with a Chicago win would mean McVay's team would be playing Wild Card Weekend.
McVay characterized the decision to sit Gurley as a precautionary move.
"Based on just the information that I'm getting and just talking to Todd, I wouldn't say that I'm concerned," McVay said. "I think we want to be really smart about that. The thing that's great about Todd is he's very decisive and he's a great communicator with regards to how he's feeling. I think he understands his body better than anybody else. I don't get the sense that he's concerned, but we want to be smart about this."
Here are the other injuries we're monitoring ahead of Sunday's games:
Fresh off a Pro Bowl appearance and a contract extension, Boswell disappointed in 2018 by making on 13 of 20 field-goal attempts for a career-low 65 percent conversion rate.
- New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (quad) will not play in Sunday's season finale. Defensive end Mario Edwards (calf), linebacker Alec Ogletree (concussion), tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion) and receiver Russell Shepard (ankle) are all out as well.
- Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo (groin), cornerback A.J. Bouye (toe) and offensive tackle Josh Wells (concussion) have all been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans. Running back Carlos Hyde (knee) and cornerback D.J. Hayden (groin) are both listed as questionable. Running back Leonard Fournette (ankle/foot) is doubtful.
- New York Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne (shoulder/ankle), wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (ankle) and wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (Achilles) all have been ruled out.
- Bengals placed wide receiver Tyler Boyd (knee), linebacker Jordan Evans (ankle) and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (shoulder) on injured reserve. Linebacker Vontaze Burfit (concussion) and cornerback Tony McRae (hamstring) both will not play Sunday.
- Bears safety Eddie Jackson (ankle), linebacker Aaron Lynch (elbow) and wide receiver Allen Robinson (hip) are all considered doubtful. Offensive lineman Kyle Long (foot) will be activated from injured reserve Saturday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. Long has been out since injuring his foot in Week 8 against the Jets.
- Ravens wide receiver John Brown (hamstring), defensive back/linebacker Anthony Levine (toe/ankle), guard Alex Lewis (shoulder), linebacker Terrell Suggs (hamstring) and cornerback Tavon Young (groin) are all questionable.
- Philadelphia Eagles linebacker D.J. Alexander (hamstring), cornerback Sidney Jones (hamstring), guard Isaac Seumalo (pectoral), wide receiver Mike Wallace (ankle) and quarterback Carson Wentz (back) have all been ruled out. Defensive end Michael Bennett (foot), linebacker Jordan Hicks (calf), center Jason Kelce (knee) and tackle Jason Peters (quadricep) are listed as questionable.
- Colts center Ryan Kelly (neck) and wide receiver Daurice Fountain (ankle) will not play Sunday. Tight end Eric Ebron (concussion/knee), safety Clayton Geathers (knee), wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (ankle), wide receiver Dontrelle Inman (shoulder), wide receiver Zach Pascal (knee), defensive end Jabaal Sheard (teeth/knee) and cornerback Nate Hairston (hip) are all listed as questionable.
- Detroit Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (knee), cornerback DeShawn Shead (knee) and tight end Luke Willson (concussion) have all been ruled out. Cornerback Jamal Agnew (knee), running back LeGarrette Blount (knee), defensive back Quandre Diggs (back), wide receiver Kenny Golladay (chest), defensive tackle Damon Harrison (ankle) and cornerback Nevin Lawson (ankle) are all listed as questionable.