The Rams could be getting some unexpected help for the playoffs and that help might be coming in the form of running back Cam Akers.
If Akers does return this year, it would be a total surprise and that’s because it was believed that he was going to be out for the season after tearing his Achilles back in July.
After Akers went down, the Rams went on the search for some additional running back depth, which led to the team acquiring Sony Michel in an August trade with the Patriots.
On average, it takes most NFL players roughly nine months to get back on the field after an Achilles injury, which is one reason why it’s so shocking that Akers might return so soon.
He was running at 80 percent body weight at 10 miles per hour pretty effortlessly, and from the cameras that I saw last week that are kind of right behind his feet on the treadmill, unless you saw the scar you wouldn’t notice any sort of hitch in his giddy-up on that.
“He’s doing great.
If they wait the entire 21-day window, that means they’d activate him on Thursday, Jan.
With Akers now designated to return, the Rams can get him back in practice for the next three weeks, which will allow him to work his way back into football shape in time for the postseason.