LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Rams have released running back and fan favorite Todd Gurley, the team announced Thursday.
The Rams selected Gurley in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft.
In response, the NFL star jokingly tweeted he was "fired on his day off."
The team also released linebacker Clay Matthews.
Gurley was released before he was set to receive an additional $10.5 million after signing a long-term extension, ESPN reported.