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Rams don’t plan to sign free-agent RB at this time

July 20, 2021 12:40PM
[theramswire.usatoday.com]
Rams don’t plan to sign free-agent RB at this time

Cameron DaSilva
July 20, 2021 12:10 pm PT
The Los Angeles Rams will be moving forward with their current running back group after losing Cam Akers to a torn Achilles – at least for now. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Rams don’t plan to sign a free-agent running back to round out the roster.

That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given the lack of talent on the free-agent market and the Rams’ depth at the position. They already have Darrell Henderson Jr. as Akers’ immediate replacement, with Xavier Jones, Jake Funk and Raymond Calais as the top backups.

Akers was a major player, and the Rams aren’t going to find a legitimate replacement for him in free agency.


Funk was drafted in the seventh round this year, while Henderson was a third-rounder in 2019. Xavier Jones spent the year on the roster as an undrafted rookie in 2020, and he could factor into the mix as a backup.
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  Rams don’t plan to sign free-agent RB at this time

BerendsenRam261July 20, 2021 12:40PM

  Re: Pick up a RB after Cap Casualties during pre season.

oldschoolramfan81July 20, 2021 12:55PM

  I wouldn't rule out a trade

promomasterj81July 20, 2021 03:14PM

  They would be CRAZY not to

ferragamo7973July 20, 2021 04:50PM

  Re: They would be CRAZY not to

bigjimram2138July 22, 2021 10:51AM

  Take all that with a grain of salt

RockRam58July 22, 2021 11:03AM

  Re: Take all that with a grain of salt

HornsUpRamily!24July 22, 2021 02:17PM

  Agree, they'll likely add someone

promomasterj20July 22, 2021 02:38PM

  How about Malcolm Brown?

promomasterj57July 22, 2021 02:41PM

  Re: How about Malcolm Brown?

HornsUpRamily!43July 22, 2021 02:42PM

  Willing to See what Jones, Funk & Calais have

den-the-coach51July 22, 2021 03:09PM

  Re: How about Malcolm Brown?

Killrazor34July 23, 2021 12:06AM