It took four minutes for Todd Gurley to match his preseason workload from last season.
Gurley received four carries -- and gained 2 yards -- on the Los Angeles Rams' first possession on Saturday, which was extended by the Dallas Cowboys' muffed punt. He didn't play in the first preseason game last year. Or the third. Or the fourth. He began the 2016 regular season with only four preseason carries, then proceeded to be one of the NFL's least-productive running backs.
First-year Rams coach Sean McVay wants to change that, the story said. He's mindful of keeping Gurley healthy and fresh for the regular-season opener, but "being in a new system, and just for the overall continuity of our offense, I think it's important for him to be out there," McVay said.