Cam Akers was inactive Sunday for the Rams’ 30-23 Week 2 loss against the 49ers and L.A.’s former starting running back is on the trading block, according to Fox Sports.
The Rams have already contacted other teams in an effort to move Akers, who didn’t play Sunday despite being healthy, Jay Glazer reported. Akers responded to the report on X (formerly Twitter).
On Monday, head coach Sean McVay essential confirmed Glazer’s report by telling reporters that general manager Les Snead has spoken with a few teams about Akers, per The Athletic, and that “that’s the direction” the team is heading in. After Sunday’s loss to San Francisco, McVay said making Akers inactive was a “coaches decision.”
“Felt like that was best for our football team,” McVay said, via NFL.com. “Felt like Kyren [Williams] gave us the best opportunity and what Ronnie (Rivers) and Royce (Freeman) had done, so that was the decision that I made.”
A former second-round pick, Akers helped the Rams win the Super Bowl during his second season after recovering from an Achilles injury that was sustained during the summer. He rushed for a career-high 786 yards and seven touchdowns last year despite asking for a trade during the first half of the season. Akers had just 29 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries during the Rams’ Week 1 loss to the Seahawks.
“I have tremendous respect for Cam Akers, but I felt like for our football team today and in this game and as we moved forward, that was going to be the best decision for us,” McVay added.
Williams, a second-year back, replaced Akers in the Rams’ starting lineup in Week 2 against the 49ers. He rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and caught six passes for 48 yards and a touchdown. Williams led the Rams last week with 52 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.
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Author : Bryan DeArdo
Publish date : 2023-09-18 23:19:14
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