The Rams person acquired moving backmost Sony Michel successful a commercialized with the New England Patriots, making a large determination to repair their threadbare backfield by adding a Super Bowl shot carrier.
In return, the Rams are sending New England sub-first-round draught picks successful 2022.
The woody was announced by the Rams aboriginal Wednesday morning.
Michel, 26, rushed for 931 yards arsenic a rookie successful 2018 aft being drafted retired of Georgia with the 31st wide pick, and helium had 94 yards and a 2-yard touchdown to interruption a fourth-quarter necktie successful the Patriots’ Super Bowl LIII triumph implicit the Rams.
Michel followed that with 912 yards connected the crushed successful 2019, earlier a quadriceps wounded sent him to injured reserve and constricted him to 449 yards successful 9 games past season.
With the Rams, helium could gain the starting moving backmost relation oregon backmost up Darrell Henderson astatine the presumption erstwhile the play begins Sept. 12 with a Sunday nighttime crippled against the Chicago Bears astatine SoFi Stadium.
The Rams’ excitement astir their moving backs for 2021 began to autumn isolated erstwhile Cam Akers, coming disconnected a accelerated decorativeness to the 2020 season, tore an Achilles tendon a week earlier grooming camp.
Henderson was penciled successful to regenerate Akers arsenic the starter, but down him were Xavier Jones and rookies Jake Funk and Otis Anderson, nary of whom has taken a handoff successful an NFL regular-season game.
After Henderson sprained a thumb successful signifier Monday, a reminder of the deficiency of extent astatine the position, Coach Sean McVay was asked if the Rams had the moving backs they needed oregon were looking for help.
“I deliberation we’re inactive successful the process of figuring that out. We’ve got a small spot of time,” McVay said.
Two days later, they reached for help.
It wasn’t instantly wide which 2022 draught picks the Rams were giving up, but for erstwhile they won’t see a first-rounder.
The Rams already traded distant their 2022 first-rounder – on with their 2023 first-rounder and 2021 third-rounder and backmost Jared Goff – to the Detroit Lions past January successful the woody that brought backmost Matthew Stafford to L.A.
Michel is entering the last play of a four-year, $9,626,695 declaration aft the Patriots declined to prime up his fifth-year option.
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