Rams Have Completely Removed Cam Akers From Offense
By Zach Brunner
In an attempt to replace Todd Gurley's void in the offense, the Los Angeles Rams spent a second-round draft pick on running back Cam Akers out of Florida State. He was widely regarded as one of the best all-around offensive talents in the draft, and his expectations were high in the Sean McVay system.
However, it has been nothing but disappointment. Now, it appears the Rams have completely removed Akers from their offense.
Akers was injured a few weeks ago, sidelined with a rib injury. He made a speedy recovery and returned to the lineup in Week 5. He took nine carries 61 yards and looked impressive.
Following that game, McVay said Akers needed to get the ball even more. So, what did he do? McVay played Akers just one snap in the Week 6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, citing his inability to get Akers on the field and in a rhythm to be the reason for the lack of role. Of course, it seems like most players would struggle to develop a rhythm with one snap.
On Monday Night Football against the Chicago Bears, McVay must have found it tough to get Akers in a rhythm again, despite running the ball 34 total times in the game. Akers played three snaps and did have a carry, though it was called back due to penalty.
It's confusing, but it appears Akers is not in the Rams' offensive plans, currently.
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