Rams look to trade RB Cam Akers and ‘help him look for a fresh new start’

Rams coach Sean McVay revealed Monday that they’re looking to trade running back Cam Akers.

“There is a possibility that we could try to help him look for a fresh new start with another team,” McVay said. “That’s something that we’ve explored. If that doesn’t come to fruition then we’ll figure out a solution how to best move forward with him here and those will be things that we’ll work toward over the next couple days.”

Akers was sent home by the team last week and missed two days of practice and Sunday’s win against the Carolina Panthers for “in-house” reasons that McVay continued to keep private during his Zoom news conference with reporters Monday.

McVay didn’t rule out the possibility of Akers returning to the team, but he mentioned that a trade would be the best option right now.

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“That’s definitely something that I would never say is off the table,” McVay said. “I’d like to think I’m a very open minded person, but I think when you look at certain situations and scenarios with the way things have unfolded, as of right now, I think that’s the best option for all parties I think would be to explore if there’s a good situation for him with another team. If that doesn’t come to fruition … figuring out the best way to be able to utilize him and him being the best player he’s capable of. … I would never speak in absolutes like that.

Akers, the team’s 2020 second-round pick, and McVay have had differences this season, issues that came to light after McVay challenged Akers to have more urgency after the season-opening loss to the Buffalo Bills. Akers mostly stood on the sideline versus the Bills and only received three carries.


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Sean McVay said they’re looking to move RB Cam Akers to a new team: Help him look for a fresh new start #Rams

— Gilbert Manzano (@GManzano24) October 17, 2022





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