Cam Akers has philosophical, football-related differences with Sean McVay, Rams could reportedly trade RB

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Joe Rondone

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay surprised everyone Friday when he announced that running back Cam Akers would not play in Sunday’s contest against the Carolina Panthers because “personal reasonsMcVay said the team will keep things in-house and declined to speculate about Akers’ future with the team. According to a new report, Akers and the Rams are indeed on the line.

sunday morning, NFL Media reported that Akers has philosophical and football differences with McVay and that he may have played his last down with the Rams. NFL Media believes Akers will attract significant commercial interest and that the team is willing to move him if they make the right offer.

The former Florida State second-round pick rushed for 625 yards and two touchdowns in his rookie season while also catching 11 passes for 123 yards and one touchdown. However, Akers tore his Achilles tendon before the start of his sophomore season in 2021 but struggled in his recovery to return to the regular-season finals against the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl run.

Akers has rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown on 51 carries this season. He has recorded just two technical starts in five games played, and NFL Media reports that questions about his role and his place in the running back rotation have remained unanswered. Akers and McVay have reportedly remained friendly in the situation, and Akers has not attempted to draw attention to his plight. But it sounds like there could be a parting of ways. Darrell Henderson Jr. and Malcolm Brown will push LA’s ground game.

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