Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers remained on the team’s roster as Tuesday’s trade deadline came and went.
Per NFL Network, the Rams reportedly “turned down multiple offers” for Akers with the intention of working things out with the 23-yard-old and his agent. However, we are now getting a different picture of what actually happened.
A source told Pro Football talk’s Mike Florio that the team turned down no offers and were actually trying desperately to unload him to anybody. However, it was other teams turning them down.
The Rams-Cam Akers relationship will now include the running back returning to practice. Akers will suit up for the Rams at their Thursday workout, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets.
Akers and McVay had “a good talk” following the Rams’ decision not to trade their former starting back, Pelissero added.
Akers has been absent the past two games for personal reasons but has openly tweeted that he misses football. His return remains a major “if” for a Rams backfield that has proven to be one of the worst in the league this season despite Akers’s presence in five games.
Both sides are stuck with each other and they have no choice but to play nice.
This season, Akers has rushed for 151 yards and one touchdown on 51 carries. He’s recorded just two technical starts in five games played.
The Rams (3-4) could certainly use him.