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Rams RB Cam Akers suffers torn Achilles, will miss 2021 season


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That's quite unfortunate.  He was about to have a monster season for them.  

 

https://www.nfl.com/news/rams-rb-cam-akers-suffers-torn-achilles-training

Rams RB Cam Akers suffers torn Achilles, will miss 2021 season

Published: Jul 20, 2021 at 10:33 AM
 

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Nick Shook

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The Rams' top rusher from 2020 has been upended by terribly unfortunate news.

Second-year tailback Cam Akers suffered a torn Achilles while training before the start of camp, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday. The team later confirmed the news.

Akers was set to headline a backfield that began 2020 as a committee, but saw the Florida State product rise to the top of the group down the stretch of the season. Akers finished the season as Los Angeles' leading rusher thanks in large part to his increased workload from Week 13 onward, going from averaging just 6.3 attempts per game to over 20 in the latter portion of the season.

The uptick in carries produced results for Akers, who averaged 92.1 yards per game, scored four touchdowns and broke 130 yards twice in that span. His 645 rushing yards from Week 13 through Super Bowl LV were the fourth most in the entire NFL, giving the Rams plenty of reason to be excited about the future of their running game in the post-Todd Gurley era.

After Tuesday's news, they'll instead have to drum up excitement for handoffs to Darrell Henderson, Xavier Jones, Raymond Calais and Good Morning Football favorite Jake Funk. Three of those four were either seventh-round picks or undrafted free agents.

If numbers never lie, the Rams will have to hope their committee backfield can make up for what they'll lose from Akers' absence. Los Angeles has averaged 120-plus rushing yards in each of the three seasons in which the Rams have made the playoffs under Sean McVay. In the one season in which they didn't make the playoffs in the McVay era, the Rams averaged just 93.7 yards per game.

The Rams can continue to be excited about their chances with a new and improved situation at quarterback thanks to their acquisition of Matthew Stafford. But they'll undoubtedly miss Akers, and can only hope to find a way to replace his projected production over the course of a full season.

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FSU running backs are boss.  Anyone know if this happened away from the facility? Will he lose money even though he hurt it while training?

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Waiting for a "trade them L'Michal Perine" post in 3.... 2....
Dream come true here for both parties

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Hope he bounces back.  Feel horrible for the kid. I live in San Diego so am forced to follow the team.  Guy is loved by fans and teammates.  Hope he bounces back, but some grim stats for RBs with this injury.

 

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37 minutes ago, PS17 said:

Anyone playing dynasty knows that he’s been the most hyped player of the 2021 offseason. Brutal loss for the Rams. 

Big time.

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30 minutes ago, TokyoJetsFan said:

wonder if the sign Lev Bell or a return of Gurley maybe

Good luck to them with either of those guys.  They are both done.  Throw in Peterson as well into that group. They have all tested positive for Geritol.   The Rams are better off trolling the waiver wire in late August.  

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As an FSU fan this is disheartening to me I always root for my FSU kids and I had Cam Akers mocked to us during the 3rd round during every one of my Jets mock drafts last year (was so upset when I watched him go late 2nd round). 

Warrick Dunn. 

Dalvin Cook. 

Cam Akers. 

Devonta Freeman.

Leon Washington.

Are probably the 5 greatest FSU RBs dating back to back 1990's.

Damn man hate to see Cam suffering this ACL injury he was primetime ready for a 2021 breakout season. 😢💙😢

 

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50 minutes ago, TokyoJetsFan said:

wonder if the sign Lev Bell or a return of Gurley maybe

I thought I read somewhere that Gurley just signed with Baltimore, maybe?

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34 minutes ago, Joe Willie White Shoes said:

Good luck to them with either of those guys.  They are both done.  Throw in Peterson as well into that group. They have all tested positive for Geritol.   The Rams are better off trolling the waiver wire in late August.  

I totally agree.  I just dont think they trade for anyone because I don’t think they have any draft picks left to trade lol.

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On 7/20/2021 at 5:05 PM, TokyoJetsFan said:

I totally agree.  I just dont think they trade for anyone because I don’t think they have any draft picks left to trade lol.

They could always fake like they had the draft picks: Oh I thought we did have the picks. Will you take a check?’

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