Rams coach Sean McVay will not say if Cam Akers will play Sunday

Cam Akers will follow with the Rams for the second consecutive day, however coach Sean McVay mentioned Friday that the working again’s standing for Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has not been decided.

“Just seeing how he feels physically, and then just looking at his ability to digest everything,” McVay mentioned throughout a information convention earlier than follow.

Akers, a third-year professional, rejoined the Rams on Thursday after being estranged from the crew for greater than two weeks due to what McVay had described as an inside difficulty. Neither McVay nor Akers offered particulars, however defensive coordinator Raheem Morris on Thursday mentioned, “We had a disagreement. Cam and our system, right?”

McVay, talking with reporters for the primary time since Akers’ return, mentioned he was glad to have Akers again with the crew.

“We’re a better team when he ends up being the guy that we know,” McVay mentioned, including, “Sometimes you’ve got to be able to work through things and have good conversations. … The most important thing for us is he’s back.”

Akers final performed on Oct. 9 in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The Rams defeated the Carolina Panthers and misplaced to the San Francisco 49ers throughout Akers’ absence, dropping their document to 3-4.

Star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who like Akers performed at Florida State and shares the identical agent, mentioned “what was best for Cam” had been his major concern.

“Regardless of how it was going to play out, what was going on, all the little details. … I’m supporting Cam,” Ramsey mentioned. “If he’s able to play a significant amount of snaps and get the ball and do what everybody knows what he’s capable of doing then that’s better for the team.”

McVay mentioned Ra’Shaad Samples will proceed to teach working backs. Thomas Brown, as assistant head coach, will probably be concerned at occasions to “maximize” his historical past with the place group, McVay mentioned.

Akers, Darrell Henderson, Malcolm Brown and rookie Kyren Williams are different working backs on the roster. Ronnie Rivers began final Sunday’s sport in opposition to the 49ers after being elevated to the follow squad for the second sport in a row.

Williams has been on injured reserve since struggling an ankle damage within the season opener in opposition to the Buffalo Payments. He returned to follow final week however was not activated in opposition to the 49ers. McVay mentioned Williams’ standing for the sport in opposition to the Buccaneers has not been decided.

Receiver Cooper seems recovered from an ankle damage suffered in opposition to the 49ers and will play in opposition to the Buccaneers. Receiver Van Jefferson and middle Brian Allen will probably be listed as questionable due to knee points, however each are anticipated to play Sunday, McVay mentioned.