3 positive takeaways from Rams first joint practice with Raiders

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2. Gurley participated in practice

Normally, Todd Gurley participating in practice leading up to a preseason game wouldn’t seem like that big of a deal, but things could be a bit different for the Rams in 2019.

With the way Gurley looked last winter during the NFC Championship and Super Bowl, it was clear something was bothering the 2017 Offensive Player of the Year, which turned out to be his knee.

Los Angeles already made it clear early on in the offseason they would be taking a different approach with Gurley in 2019 by lightening his workload, and the addition of Darrell Henderson should certainly help take some of that pressure off.

Throughout the offseason and training camp, the Rams have been sticking to a specific schedule in regards to Gurley practicing, but at least fans were able to see him participate during Wednesday’s session with the Raiders.

Even if Gurley is scheduled to be off Thursday, just seeing the Rams star out there is a positive sign since the concerns are going to be there leading up to September, no matter how hard Los Angeles tries to avoid the discussion.

One day of practice certainly isn’t going to fix everything for Gurley and the Rams, but at least Wednesday was better than nothing.