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Texans sign RB Cam Akers

Sun Jul 21 9:30pm ET
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The Houston Texans are signing running back Cam Akers, several reports said Sunday night.

Akers worked out for the Texans earlier Sunday and is set to join his third NFL team. After spending three-plus seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings last September.

Akers, 25, played in six games for the Vikings and got 38 carries for 138 yards and one touchdown. He added 11 receptions for 70 yards.

A second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Akers has played in 36 NFL games (15 starts), rushing for 1,581 yards and 11 touchdowns and adding 38 catches for 320 yards and one receiving TD.

Akers missed most of the 2021 season after tearing his left Achilles tendon before training camp. He tore the same Achilles in Week 9 last season, cutting short his stay with the Vikings.

Houston traded for former Pro Bowl running back Joe Mixon from the Cincinnati Bengals earlier this offseason. The running back room also includes Dameon Pierce, who rushed for 1,355 yards in his first two NFL seasons.

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