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Ongoing Cam Akers-Rams Drama Takes New Turn

Adam Taylor McKillop
The ongoing Cam Akers and Los Angeles Rams drama took a new turn on Thursday.
The ongoing Cam Akers and Los Angeles Rams drama took a new turn on Thursday. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ever since returning fully healthy from a torn Achilles, Cam Akers has been on a bumpy ride with the Los Angeles Rams. The talented running back played just five games (in limited action) in 2022 before rumblings about his trade value began popping up.

Those rumblings turned into full-fledged drama when head coach Sean McVay revealed the team would be listening to offers ahead of the trade deadline. But the trade deadline came and went, and the Rams reportedly turned down multiple offers for Akers.

The ongoing drama took a new turn on Thursday.

Cam Akers News

According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Akers will return to practice on Thursday. This is a player that's been inactive since Week 5 due to personal reasons and one many believed would be playing for a new team this week.

Akers has the skills to succeed in the NFL based on his promising rookie campaign in 2020, but he just hasn't been on the field enough to show it. Since the beginning of 2021, Akers has appeared in just six regular-season games.

Sunday's tilt against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be Akers' first chance at redemption since the trade rumors began. Can the young running back re-assert himself and reclaim a sizable role in LA's backfield?

For now, the Rams are considered 3-point road underdogs per the NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Los Angeles could certainly use a spark from Akers on offense, as the team ranks 28th in points per game and 30th in total yards per game.

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