Rams expect Ramsey, Gurley to play vs. Falcons

The Los Angeles Rams apparently are in a hurry to see if cornerback Jalen Ramsey is ready to play.

Both he and running back Todd Gurley were full participants in Friday's practice and Rams head coach Sean McVay expects them to play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

"Jalen did a nice job," McVay said Friday after the second practice by Ramsey, who was acquired in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday. "We're anticipating him playing."

It has not been determined if Ramsey will start, though. Asked by reporters his playing status, Ramsey, who missed three straight games with the Jaguars due partially to a back injury, just said, "We're going to see."

"Those are things that we're still working through," McVay said regarding Ramsey's status. "It will be good to be able to see -- hey, he's feeling good, he's feeling healthy, looks good running around. So, in terms of exactly what that workload looks like and how he fits into the game plan, are things that we're working through."

The Rams have been thin in the secondary after moving cornerback Aqib Talib and safety John Johnson to injured reserve and trading cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens. Troy Hill is expected to start in place of Talib.

Gurley, who sat out practice all last week with a left quad contusion and did not suit up for the Rams' 20-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday. He was a full practice participant on Friday.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection was hurt Oct. 3 at Seattle.

McVay told reporters Friday that he's "optimistic (Gurley) is going to be able to go."

Gurley has rushed 64 times for 270 yards (4.2 average) and five touchdowns in five games this season, adding 14 catches for 68 yards.

--Field Level Media