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Cam Akers shares positive message after news of torn Achilles tendon

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Cam Akers shared a positive message on Twitter Tuesday amid some bad injury news.

Akers suffered a torn Achilles tendon while training recently and will miss the season. A rookie out of Florida State, Akers led the Los Angeles Rams with 625 yards on 145 carries.

Even though the injury could have him down mentally, Akers is thinking positively. He says he is in “great spirits” and believes this is all part of a master plan.

The 22-year-old was a playoff star last season, rushing for 221 yards and two touchdowns.

Rams head coach Sean McVay says the team does not have immediate plans to pursue a veteran running back.

“We’ve got some young backs on our roster that I’m intrigued about seeing how they handle this opportunity,” McVay said Tuesday. “I don’t know that the veteran route is something that we would rule out, but it’s not something that we’re immediately looking to address right now.”

Darrell Henderson, Raymond Calais and Jake Funk could be among the players who fill in Akers’ shoes.

Cam Akers to miss 2021 season with torn Achilles

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The Los Angeles Rams were dealt a major blow this week, as running back Cam Akers will miss the entire 2021 season with an injury.

Akers suffered a torn Achilles while training recently, according to multiple reports. He will undergo surgery and not play at all this year.

Akers took on a huge role for the Rams as a rookie late last season. He finished the year as the team’s leading rusher with 625 yards on 145 carries. He also rushed for 221 yards and scored two touchdowns in two playoffs games, which had fans excited for what he would be capable of in his second NFL season.

With Akers out, the Rams will likely lean on Darrell Henderson more than expected. They could also bring in a veteran, and we know at least one who would almost certainly love to have the job.

Cam Akers suffers foot injury in Week 15

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Cam Akers has taken hold of the Los Angeles Rams’ starting running back job over the past month, but he didn’t have very long to show fans why before exiting with an injury on Sunday.

Akers left his team’s game against the New York Jets in the first half with a foot injury. The team quickly announced that he was questionable to return.

The Rams used a second-round pick on Akers before the season, and it took him a while to establish himself in their offense. He broke out three weeks ago with 84 yards and a touchdown on just nine carries against the San Francisco 49ers and has rushed for 327 yards over the past three games.

Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson will handle the bulk of the carries with Akers out, but Akers is clearly the team’s best all-around back. They need him down the stretch.

UPDATE: Akers later returned to the game

5 most intriguing NFL position battles entering training camp

Mitchell Trubisky

We don’t quite know what NFL training camp will look like this year, but when it comes down to it, expect a lot of the same narratives to emerge as usual. Teammates will be battling each other for starting roles while coaches make difficult decisions about who has earned the right to start at key positions.

Which of these battles are worth keeping a close eye on? Here are five to watch this preseason.

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