Rams' Cam Akers (Achilles) could play in Week 17

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said running back Cam Akers (Achilles) could see playing time as early as the team's Week 17 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

What It Means:

With teammate Darrell Henderson (knee) landing on the injured reserve, Akers could see playing time this upcoming week against the Ravens despite suffering a torn Achilles tendon this past July. The second-year back's quick return is certainly a shock, but he shouldn't be expected to handle a significant workload so soon after returning.

Akers finished his rookie season as the team's workhorse running back, averaging 21.5 carries for 85 yards and 2 receptions per game over his final four weeks. Despite expectations coming into the season, his injury should limit him to a mostly backup role in Week 17, if he does actually suit up.