Gurley came up limping late in last week's 23-17 win against the Seattle Seahawks and did not practice on Wednesday, either. While his status for Sunday's game against San Francisco is up in the air, the Rams added some insurance at running back on Thursday.
With Gurley ailing, the Rams promoted running back Malcolm Brown from the practice squad to the active roster. To make room for Brown, the Rams placed defensive tackles Nick Fairley (concussion) and Doug Worthington (thigh) on injured reserve. Brown took one of those roster spots with defensive back Troy Hill coming over via waivers from New England.
It would stand to reason that the Rams might not want to push Gurley and potentially risk further injury in a meaningless game unless he is feeling much better on Sunday. Promoting Brown would lend credence to that idea.
The Rams also "officially" added linebacker Alec Ogletree as returning to practice though coach Jeff Fisher said Wednesday that it's "very unlikely" Ogletree will be activated from injured reserve/designated to return and play on Sunday.
Here's Thursday's entire injury report:
Did not participate -- RB Todd Gurley (foot), CB Eric Patterson (ankle).
*Fairley and Worthington did not participate and were placed on the injured reserve list.