Former Vikings RB expected to re-sign with Minnesota on one condition

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The Minnesota Vikings have been working hard to get their roster ready for the 2024 NFL season. Although they have done a solid job of acquiring talent at multiple positions but will continue to tinker to make improvements on a regular basis.

The running back position is one area where the Vikings could use some help. Minnesota aggressively acquired former Green Bay Packers rusher Aaron Jones to replace the exiting Alexander Mattison.

Although Jones should be ready to handle the bulk of the work with Ty Chandler working in a backup/rotational role behind him, the team could use some experienced help behind those running backs to make sure they are ready for the upcoming season.

Former Vikings RB expected to re-sign with Minnesota on one condition

Last season, Cam Akers did a solid job of filling in for Alexander Mattison. In six games played following his arrival in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams, the young running back ran the ball 38 times for 138 yards and a touchdown while catching 11 passes for 70 additional yards.

Although Akers was productive, an Achilles tendon injury ended his season. Now an unrestricted free agent, the former Florida State standout can sign wherever he pleases, making a return to the Vikings possible.

Recently, Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press shared an article about the state of Vikings sports that included a statement about Akers and his current status as a free agent. Apparently, there is some interest in the two parties reuniting.

"“If running back Cam Akers, recovering from Achilles surgery last November, passes an upcoming physical, look for the free agent to re-sign with the Vikings.”"

Charley Walters, Pioneer Press

Bringing Cam Akers back to the Minnesota Vikings would be a smart move. Adding him to a running back room that already includes Aaron Jones and Ty Chandler should provide more stability and experience.

Minnesota has Kene Nwangwu, Myles Gaskin, and Dewayne McBride on the roster, but none of those running backs are a lock to make the current roster. If Akers is signed, making the 53-man roster or the practice squad is going to be extremely difficult for these three individuals.

Watch for the Minnesota Vikings to make a move to sign Cam Akers if he can pass his physical. It would be a move that would make sense for both sides with the 25-year-old being able to continue to continue to prove himself on the field.

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