Former Florida State Star, activated by Los Angeles Rams

The Los Angeles Rams suffered a devastating blow in July when aspiring youngster Cam Akers tore his Achilles tendon during pre-season training. Injury typically lasts nine months to a year for players to recover, so the immediate expectation was that Akers would miss the entire 2021 season. Other than that, Akers is simply a medical miracle.

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The Mississippi native started fieldwork in October and rose to sprints in November. Note that at this point it was only three and four months after his recovery.

In December, Akers made further progress towards a return towards the end of the year. Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Rams moved him from the injured reserve to an active squad for Sunday’s game against Minnesota. However, Akers is not expected to be available yet.

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According to several reports, Los Angeles activated Akers due to a rule that requires him to be on the squad for at least three games in order to qualify for his pension. It’s a classic move towards running back that is the future of the Rams in the backcourt.

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Los Angeles will likely keep Akers on the shelf until the postseason so he can get as healthy as possible before he gets active again. He could play a big role on a team that averages just 99.1 yards on the ground per game.

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Akers ended his rookie season on a good note, averaging 113.1 yards away from scrimmage in the last seven games. He also led the Rams in rushing with 145 carries for 625 yards (4.3 YPC) and two touchdowns.

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