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Todd Gurley ‘happy’ Los Angeles brought back Malcolm Brown

Todd Gurley

The Los Angeles Rams may have lost running back C.J. Anderson to free agency, but they did bring back Malcolm Brown, and Todd Gurley was thrilled about it:

“I was happy. Malc’s my boy,” Gurley said, according to Myles Simmons of the Rams’ official team website. “I’m super happy he’s back, though — super happy. That’s my guy, so I’m happy for him.”

Brown is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played 12 games and rushed for 212 yards while averaging 4.9 yards per carry. In addition, he logged five receptions for 52 yards and a score. He missed the final four contests of the season due to a clavicle injury, but Gurley appreciated what he did while he was on the field:

“Malcolm’s been doing what he’s been doing these last couple years. Even last year, even before he got hurt, he’s always been reliable,” Gurley said. “If I go out, he’s doing the exact same thing. If not, he can do it better. So Malc’s a great running back.”

The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Texas, went undrafted but landed with the Rams in May 2015.

He appeared in just one contest during his rookie campaign, carrying the ball four times for 17 yards. Then, the following year, Brown’s role was similarly limited, as he totaled 39 yards on 18 attempts.

The Biloxi, Ms. native then began to earn more playing time in 2017, recording 246 yards while reaching the end zone once on the ground.

Brown actually received an offer sheet from the Detroit Lions earlier this offseason, but the Rams matched it.