The Los Angeles Rams have had trade discussions involving their former starting running back Cam Akers, according to head coach Sean McVay on Monday.
Akers was unexpectedly deactivated in the Week 2 game against the 49ers. NFL Insider Jordan Schultz is reporting that multiple teams have reached out to the Rams regarding Akers’ availability.
Among the potential suitors mentioned are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Las Vegas Raiders, and Cleveland Browns.
Notably, the Ravens and Browns, both grappling with injuries to their running back positions this season, appear to be the most logical destinations for Akers.
The Browns recently lost star running back Nick Chubb for the season to a knee injury and Ravens lost starter J.K. Dobbins for the year on Week 1 to an Achilles injury.
It’s still possible Akers gets released (salary reasons), but the team is actively shopping him and he’s more than… pic.twitter.com/ZZ3KZJJIvD
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) September 19, 2023
Per the report there are other NFL teams that have also shown interest but there is a chance no trade ends up happening.
Considering Akers’ salary, it remains possible that the Rams could ultimately release him, allowing him to select his next destination.
Teams might be reluctant to part with draft picks and absorb his contract.