The Rams and Cam Acres part ways.
Los Angeles is sending Acres to Minnesota in a trade, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday. The Rams and Vikings will swap 2026 late-round picks as part of the deal, Pelizzero said.
Akers’ time in Los Angeles was tumultuous to say the least. The second-round pick started his career averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rookie in 2020, then played in just one regular season game in 2021. His comeback that season remains a remarkable feat, but after winning a Super Bowl with Los Angeles, Akers became dissatisfied with his role in the Rams offense in 2022, requested a trade and left the team pending a decision. His destiny.
Los Angeles decided to keep Akers, welcoming him back to the team following the trade deadline. He posted some of the best games of his career in 2022, but failed to maintain that pace into 2023. Backup Kyron Williams outplayed Akers in Los Angeles’ season-opening win over Seattle, and Akers felt. d lost snaps to Williams in subsequent weeks, creating a rift between coach Sean McVay’s staff and the running backs. McVay decided to play without Akers in Week 2, making a healthy scratch in the Rams’ loss to the 49ers, sealing his fate in Los Angeles.
Akers heads to Minnesota hoping to find a key role in Kevin O’Connell’s offense. The Vikings have gained just 69 yards on the ground through two games with a backfield led by Alexander Mattison and could use the help of another tough running back.
After officially closing the book on his tenure in Los Angeles, Akers will try to fill such a role with Minnesota.