Former UGA running back Todd Gurley agrees to deal with Falcons

Former UGA running back Todd Gurley agrees to deal with Falcons
FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley II carries against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. The Los Angeles Rams have released running back Todd Gurley, their superstar running back with a massive contract and a troubling injury history. The Rams made the move Thursday, March 19, 2020 several minutes before roughly $10 million in the three-time Pro Bowl selection's contract became fully guaranteed. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File) (Tony Avelar)

Todd Gurley is coming home to Georgia.

The former UGA star running back has agreed to a deal with the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced on social media Friday.

The Los Angeles Rams released Gurley Thursday, freeing him to sign with the Falcons.

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NFL league source tells Channel 2 Sports Director Zach Klein Gurley will get $5 million in the deal. The move comes just days after the Falcons released Devonta Freeman.

ESPN first reported the 1-year deal early Friday morning.

Gurley of course is no stranger to the Peach state or the Falcons. Gurley played for three seasons in Athens and earned All-SEC honors.

The running back remains No. 1 in Georgia history with average gains per rush attempt and fourth overall in career rushing yards.

The Rams selected Gurley with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2015 draft - just two picks after the Falcons selected defensive end Vic Beasley.

Here’s what Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff had to say before the draft:

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff on Todd Gurley

Former Georgia head coach Mark Richt took to Twitter Friday to welcome his former player back.