Rams Don’t Have Immediate Plans To Add Free-Agent Running Back

According to Adam Schefter, the Rams don’t have any immediate plans to add a running back in the wake of starting RB Cam Akersseason-ending Achilles injury

Darrell Henderson

Schefter adds that for now, Los Angeles believes in RB Darrell Henderson as the starter and also likes 2020 UDFA Xavier Jones and seventh-round rookie Jake Funk to round out the depth chart. 

He does leave open the possibility that the Rams could revisit the situation later in training camp depending on how things look.

Adam Beasley reports one of the options the Rams are considering is free-agent RB Adrian Peterson, who said last week he’s still training and looking to play in 2021

Jourdan Rodrigue points out Henderson hasn’t been able to stay healthy in his Rams career so far and wasn’t completely healthy this spring. 

She adds the Rams do really like Jones and if they don’t add another running back, that says even more about their expectations for him. 

Henderson, 23, was a third-round pick by the Rams in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Memphis after Los Angeles traded up with the Buccaneers to acquire him. He is currently playing on a four-year, $4.21 million rookie contract.

In 2020, Henderson appeared in 15 games for the Rams and rushed 138 times for 624 yards (4.5 YPC) and five touchdowns. He also added 16 receptions for 159 yards (9.9 YPC) and one touchdown.

Jones, 23, signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of SMU following the 2020 NFL Draft. He signed a three-year deal and made the 53-man roster coming out of camp. 

In 2020, Jones appeared in 13 games for the Rams. He didn’t have a touch on offense but did record four kickoff return yards. 

We’ll have more on the Rams’ running back situation as the news is available. 

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