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Really fast start

Gurley apparently was not surprised that he hit a top speed that was faster than receivers Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins in last week's victory over the New York Giants.

Gurley was clocked at 20.62 mph, Woods 20.43 and Watkins 20.33, according to the NFL.

"I've been knowing that I'm faster than those guys, so I'm not really worried about that," Gurley said, laughing.

Gurley said that he and his teammates regularly check with team trainers and strength coaches for their times.

"We're well aware of our speed and luckily Sunday we were able to showcase our speed little bit," he said. "So, that's always a good thing when you can get a player over 20 mph, that means he's probably running more than 30, 40 yards, so that's always a good thing for sure."

Etc.

Running back Malcolm Brown is nursing a knee sprain but will not require surgery, McVay said ... . Linebacker Robert Quinn (illness) and tight end Derek Carrier (hamstring) remained sidelined. ... Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who coached with the Houston Oilers and Houston Texans during his 40-year career, joked about playing the Texans: "Another vengeance game for me. I think I've got three more left after this one -- maybe four."

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