FILE PHOTO: Jul 30, 2021; Foxborough, MA, United States; New England Patriots operating again Sony Michel (26) reacts throughout coaching camp at Gillette Stadium. Obligatory Credit score: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports activities
August 25, 2021
Working again Sony Michel is on his method to the Los Angeles Rams in a commerce from the New England Patriots for a pair of draft picks.
The previous first-round decide is within the last 12 months of his rookie contract and is owed $1.79 million in wage for 2021.
Michel performed in solely 9 video games with 79 complete carries final season. He was a part of a deep and youthful lot of backs with the Patriots coming into the 2021 season.
The commerce reunites Michel and Rams assistant head coach Thomas Brown, who coached Michel’s operating again group at Georgia.
The Rams introduced the deal was full on Wednesday morning as all 32 NFL groups are in opposition to the clock with six days remaining to set their last 53-man rosters from the present 80-man restrict.
Per a number of reviews, the 2022 late-round draft picks are fifth- and sixth-round picks that might develop into a fourth-rounder primarily based on compensation picks.
Michel, 26, would instantly be in line to compete for a beginning spot within the Rams’ woebegone backfield the place Darrell Henderson is the presumed major ballcarrier. Second-year again Cam Akers was the starter coming into coaching camp, however he’s achieved for the season with a torn Achilles.
The three different operating backs behind Henderson on the present roster haven’t recorded an NFL carry.
Michel rushed for 900-plus yards every of his first two seasons within the NFL.
–Discipline Degree Media