Rams RB Cam Akers “Good to go” for Week 1

With less than a week to go until the season opener, the Los Angeles Rams have finalized their roster of 53 players.

The next item on the agenda is to determine which players recovering from injury will be active in the first week. Overall, the Rams appear to be relatively healthy. One player to watch is running back Cam Akers.

Akers was the Rams’ leading running back in 2020, finishing with 625 yards and two touchdowns.

However, disaster struck last year when the promising running back suffered a torn Achilles in training before the start of camp. He would miss most of the regular season and then shock the world when he returned in Week 18.

After missing some time this summer due to soft tissue injuries and not playing during preseason, Aker’s health status is a bit of a mystery. Fortunately for the Rams offense, Akers returned to practice earlier in the week and head coach Sean McVay provided an update.

“They look good. They got a few reps, McVay told reporters when asked about Akers and Darrell Henderson after Monday’s practice.

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After Friday’s practice, McVay provided a real brief update on his running backs.

“Everyone is ready to go.”

So now the question remains how effective can Akers be in coming back from injury? In one aspect, you’d think Akers would have plenty of opportunities to shine, especially since he shares a backfield with someone who has never played a full season. But at the same time, it’s certainly concerning that soft tissue injuries may linger through the regular season, in addition to his past Achilles rupture.

Based on McVay’s updates, Akers will have the chance to prove they are complete when they face the Buffalo Bills next Thursday.

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