Cam Akers came into the NFL with such promise as a second-round pick by the Los Angeles Rams in 2020, but he’s had a rocky first four seasons as a pro. After tearing his Achilles in 2021, Akers suffered the same injury again on Sunday in the Minnesota Vikings’ win over the Atlanta Falcons.
An MRI on Monday confirmed the unfortunate news, sidelining Akers for the remainder of the 2023 season. He’ll now have played just 36 regular-season games in his first four seasons, missing almost two full years because of torn Achilles injuries.
The Rams traded Akers to the Vikings this season after the running back fell out of favor and was overtaken by Kyren Williams as the starter. In three games with Minnesota, he rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown on 38 carries, while also catching 11 passes for 70 yards.
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Akers will be a free agent in March, but it’s hard to imagine any team giving him a sizable contract after suffering a second torn Achilles in less than three years.