Patriots trade Sony Michel to injury-riddled Rams

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The Rams wasted little time adding to their backfield after being plagued by injuries ahead of their 2021 campaign.

Los Angeles acquired running back Sony Michel from the Patriots, the team announced Wednesday. The trade will send two conditional draft picks — one in the fifth round and another in the sixth — to New England.

Sony Michel was traded from the Patriots to the Rams on Aug. 25, 2021.
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Michel will add much-needed depth at the running back position for the Rams after Cam Akers suffered a torn right Achilles tendon while working out before training camp.

With Akers out, Darrell Henderson Jr. took over, but is now sidelined with a thumb injury he suffered in training camp. He’s been participating in practice in a non-contact jersey, though he’s expected to be ready for the start of the season.

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