49ers vs Rams

49ers vs Rams : 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.

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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.”

The Steelers placed Boswell on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury and signed rookie kicker Matt McCrane, the team announced Friday morning.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.

McCrane, who played collegiately at Kansas State, spent time with the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals this season.

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