Cam Akers has always donned the number three. From the first days of him running around on the gridiron to his final days in Tallahassee, Akers could be recognized by that lone digit.
After spending his rookie season with an additional “two” on his jersey — where he rushed for 625 yards and three total touchdowns — Akers is officially taking advantage of the the recent expansion of player-specific jersey numbers and transitioning back to his old number three, according to the team.
He joins a host of other players from around the league who are also changing their numbers to a single-digit, including Patrick Peterson (7), Kenneth Murray Jr. (9), and Robert Woods (2).
#3 from day 1. @thereal_cam3’s back in 3️⃣. pic.twitter.com/eg478mxEQL— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) May 18, 2021
What do you all think about this number change? Did you like Akers in 23 or are you excited about the team’s RB1 being back in his old digs?
And now for today’s links.
Breaking down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TheRams.com)
Cam Akers is changing his number to three (The Rams Wire)
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Matthew Stafford has a great shot at breaking Rams passing records (Ramblin’ Fan)
Former Austin Peay DB gets opportunity after tryout hoax (Bleacher Report)
Ryan Kerrigan signed with the Eagles (NFL.com)
The Niners signed Marquise Lee (NFL.com)
Bold predictions for the 2021 draft class (ESPN+)
Nearly 70 Broncos players showed up for Phase 2 of the offseason program (Pro Football Talk)
Five 2020 playoff teams who will slip and five others who will take a leap forward (CBS Sports)