Ex-Los Angeles Rams players Todd Gurley and Clay Matthews aired their grievance last week on Twitter demanding that their former employer cough up guaranteed money that is still owed them.
The Rams addressed the situation with general manager Les Snead telling NFL Network that Gurley and Matthews will get the money very soon.
“Here’s what I do know. They’re definitely owed money. That money is guaranteed. We’re going to pay them,” Snead said. “There’s some language in the contract of exactly when you pay them, and that’s what we’re adhering by. What I do know is both Clay and Todd earned that money and they’re going to get that money.”
Gurley, who was released by the Rams in March after five seasons due to knee issues, tweeted on April 8 “@RamsNFL past due. Send me money ASAP.” The Rams released Gurley only two years after signing him to a four-year $60 million extension along with $45 million in guarantees.
The language the Rams referring to concerning Gurley has to do with conditions set by his release, which was designated for after June 1. It allows the Rams to spread almost $11.75 million of dead-money cap charges over two years and save almost $5.5 million in cap room. Gurley is still owed a $7.55 million roster bonus by the Rams.