Rams-49ers takeaways: Appears Cam Akers won’t be back this time

Running back (3) Cam Akers of the Los Angeles Rams warms up before playing against the Dallas Cowboys.

Despite being healthy, Cam Akers was inactive for the Rams’ game against the 49ers.

(Jeff Lewis/Associated Press)

For a team desperate to put the problems of the 2022 season behind them, the Rams with Akers are a setback.

Akers and coach Sean McVay were at odds last season, leading to McVay publicly challenging Akers and then banning him for several games. Unable to find a trade partner, the Rams reinstated Akers and he ran for more than 100 yards in each of the last three games.

Everything seemed fine during offseason workouts and training camp – until things apparently changed again after the season-opening win over the Seattle Seahawks, a game in which Akers carried the ball 22 times for 27 yards and a touchdown.

Akers was inactive and absent on Sunday, posting on social media that he was just as confused as everyone else. McVay claimed he and Akers had a great dialogue.


McVay said he learned a lot from everything that happened with the Rams last season. Akers said the same thing about his situation.

But with McVay saying this wouldn’t be a “back and forth,” it sounds like they’ll soon learn to live separately.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emma@ustimespost.com.

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