The Rams think Reynolds can step in with the loss of Brandin Cooks to the Texans. A fourth-round pick in 2017, Reynolds served mostly as a backup the past three seasons, but filled in as a starter when needed. In 48 games, Reynolds caught 61 passes for 832 yards and seven touchdowns.
A sixth-year pro, Malcolm Brown provides experience and is dependable -- he rushed for a career-high five touchdowns last season. But expect the young backs to be featured after the Rams recently invested in them with early draft picks.
The Rams traded up to get Henderson last year, but he only played on 8% of the snaps in 2019. Akers was a second round pick back in April, so it makes sense one of these two takes over at some point. The writer feels Akers should be a presence between the tackles but missing offseason workouts because of the pandemic could hurt him, perhaps at least to start the season. We rank Akers the highest among the Ram backs.
Source said Sunday afternoon Cowboys are not close to reaching a multi-year contract with QB Dak Prescott.
The deadline is July 15, which is this Wednesday, and while the situation could change, the report of not being close isn't exactly optimistic. Prescott would enter 2020 season on $31.4M franchise tag if no deal by deadline, the tweet went on to say.