Cam Akers says he feels 100 percent, wants to prove it on field

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Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers played 13 snaps in his 2021 season debut last week against the San Francisco 49ers. Akers returned to action just six months removed from a torn Achilles sustained in the lead-up to training camp in July.

Akers had five carries for three yards last week against the 49ers. He also caught three passes for 10 yards.

While the output wasn’t staggering in his first game out, Akers said Thursday that he feels fully capable of performing at a high level as the Rams enter the postseason.

I do feel like I’m 100 percent, but me saying that probably don’t make you believe it,” Akers said, via Brady Henderson of ESPN.com. “I’d just rather go play ball, just go show people that you’re 100 percent. Not show myself because I already know. Just go out there and make plays.”

Akers rushed for 625 yards with two touchdowns and caught 11 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown in his rookie season for the Rams i. 2020.

Akers wasn’t listed on the Rams injury report on Thursday, indicating that he was a full participant and is expected to play against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night.

3 responses to “Cam Akers says he feels 100 percent, wants to prove it on field

  1. I get wanting to get back out there asap, but wonder if he’s pushing it too fast. With his injury history it seems likely another injury could end his career. Getting in too early before fully healed greatly increases the likelihood of injury, so that’s a major gamble he’s making. Is it worth it?

  2. kaepurnicus says:
    Didn’t make any plays against the 49ers. Maybe the Cardinals are easier on you.
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    Niners did a great job of shutting down our running game.

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