The Los Angeles Rams have paired with that the most Detroit Lions‘ offer sheet to get running back Malcolm Brown, the Rams announced Friday.

The Lions’ offer sheet included a two-year deal, according to the Rams, hence Brown will remain under contract through the 2020 season.

Brown has served as Todd Gurley II‘s trusted copy the past two seasons and like a standout on special teams.

Last season, Brown rushed for 212 yards in 43 carries and caught five passes for 52 yards and a touchdown before he suffered a clavicle accident in Week 13 against the Lions which shipped him to injured reserve.

Brown’s injury played a main role in the Rams’ decision to sign C.J. Anderson, who included that a late-season spark for its Super Bowl-bound team.

Brown could see increased playing time behind Gurley next season as the Rams continue to undergo an activity in learning how much a workload Gurley can shoulder. Last season, Gurley was sidelined to its final two games of the regular season as a result of soreness and swelling from his left knee, which was surgically corrected in 2014.

Rams trainer Sean McVay said Gurley’s knee certainly went through a”deterioration” and”thumping” because he raced for 1,251 yards and scored a league-best 2-1 touchdowns in 14 regular season games.

The Rams have also expressed curiosity about resigning Anderson in free service.


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