Rams RB Gurley mum on knee injury

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Todd Gurley still isn't shedding much light on the injured knee that limited him down the stretch with the Los Angeles Rams.

Gurley was in camp Monday for the opening of the Rams' offseason program and their first team activities since their Super Bowl loss to New England.

Gurley said he is "feeling good" after 2 1/2 months of rest for his left knee. When pressed for specifics about the injury that appeared to limit one of the NFL's biggest offensive stars in the most important games of his career, Gurley retreated to generalities.

"All I have to worry about is how I'm feeling right now," Gurley said. "I don't know how I'm going to be feeling six months from now. Just keep working hard, doing what I've been doing these past couple of years. Really just taking it day by day and trying to make sure I feel the best once the season comes."

Yet many Rams fans still have questions about Gurley's health, which caused him to miss Los Angeles' final two regular season games and apparently shrank his effectiveness throughout the last two months of the Rams' first Super Bowl season in 17 years.

The 2017 NFL Offensive Player of the Year managed fewer than 50 yards rushing in four of his final five games, struggling to make an impact except in the Rams' playoff win over Dallas.

Gurley rushed for just 45 combined yards and caught two passes in the NFC championship game and the Super Bowl. After the final game in Atlanta, Gurley insisted he was not particularly injured - just weary.

"Injuries are going to come," Gurley said Monday. "That's what this sport is, 100%. Everyone is going to get hurt, no ifs, ands or buts about it. It's just how you come back from it. It's not going to be the first time I've been hurt. It's not going to be the last time I've been hurt."


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers have claimed kicker Sam Ficken off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks, bringing in potential competition for 13-year veteran Mason Crosby.

Ficken was added to the roster Monday, three days after he was dropped by the Seahawks. The Penn State product has also spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams. He appeared in two games for the Rams in each of the last two seasons, filling in for the injured Greg Zuerlein while going 3 for 6 on field goals and 14 for 15 on extra points.

Ficken became expendable by the Seahawks after they signed Jason Myers in free agency.

Crosby ranked 24th in the NFL in field-goal percentage (81.1) among kickers with a qualifying amount of attempts.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have hired Luke Walton as their coach just days after the Los Angeles Lakers parted ways with him following three losing seasons.

The Kings announced Monday that Walton will replace Dave Joerger. Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac fired Joerger last week following a 39-43 finish that was the best record for the franchise in 13 years.

CLEVELAND (AP) - A person familiar with the meetings says the Cavaliers will interview Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley and Miami's Juwan Howard for their coaching job.

The interviews scheduled for this week are the only ones finalized so far, said the person who spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because the team is not publicly commenting during its search for Cleveland's fifth coach since 2013.

Mosley has some connections with the Cavs, spending four seasons as an assistant in Cleveland before joining Dallas' staff in 2014. He just completed his fifth season with the Mavericks, who promoted him to defensive coordinator before last season. Mosley has risen through the coaching ranks and has extensive background in player development, an essential for the Cavs.

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