The Los Angeles Rams have cut their starting running back. After earning the job as Cam Akers struggled, Darrell Henderson, Jr. was cut by the team. At time of writing, the reason behind the release of Henderson was unclear, but he was limited in last week’s game.
PFF’s Ari Meirov reported the news via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
As stated above, it was feared that Henderson had suffered an injury after the team reported that he felt a bit of pain in his knee prior to the game. He carried the ball just two times for nine yards and did not catch a pass in Week 11’s loss to the Saints.
In 10 games so far this year (seven starts), Henderson has 70 rushing attempts for 283 yards and three touchdowns. He’s also added 102 yards on 17 catches to his total. Akers, who was thought to be the starter ahead of the season has 76 carries for 237 yards and one touchdown.
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