Former Disgruntled Running Back Eyes No. 1 Role For Rams Now

Well, no one expected this.

Cam Akers appears poised to take over as the No. 1 running back for the Los Angeles Rams after the team waived Darrell Henderson on Tuesday.

If anything, everybody was expecting the Rams to waive Akers after weeks of his unhappiness with the current situation being reported.

With Henderson gone, that leaves Akers and rookie Kyren Williams as the only two running back on the 53-man roster.

Akers has averaged a brutal 3.1 yards per carry this season, however, he's coming off a decent game Week 11, where he rushed 14 times for 61 yards. In eight games this season, the twenty-three-year-old has 237 rushing yards and a touchdown on 76 attempts.

With Henderson set to be a free agent at the end of the season, the Rams appear to be giving their two young running backs their chances to prove themselves. Williams will likely serve as the third-down back while Akers takes care of the lead-back duties.

They face a tough first test in the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend.