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    Running back Sony Michel returns for 2nd stint with Rams
    • June 20, 2023

    THOUSAND OAKS — The Rams have re-signed running back Sony Michel, a member of their Super Bowl championship team.

    The Rams announced their reunion Tuesday with Michel, a two-time Super Bowl winner and five-year NFL veteran.

    Michel rushed for 845 yards and four touchdowns while also catching 21 passes during the 2021-22 season for the Rams, who acquired him from New England in a preseason trade. Cam Akers was sidelined for most of the season by an Achilles injury that year, and Michel added 78 yards rushing in the postseason as the team won the Super Bowl in February 2022 at SoFi Stadium.

    Michel, 28, spent the ensuing offseason with the Dolphins before Miami cut him last August. He then signed with the Chargers and had 36 carries for 106 yards in 10 games as a backup to Austin Ekeler last season.

    Michel spent his first three NFL seasons with the Patriots, and he rushed for a career-high 931 yards as a rookie on New England’s 2018-19 championship team. He rushed for six postseason touchdowns as a rookie, including the only touchdown in the Pats’ 13-3 Super Bowl victory over the Rams.

    Now back with the Rams, Michel will compete for a role to again back up Akers. Other running backs on the depth chart include second-year pro Kyren Williams, rookie sixth-round pick Zach Evans and Ronnie Rivers.

    Michel has started 35 of his 65 career games and has accounted for 3,682 total yards and 20 touchdowns (18 rushing, two receiving).

    Michel is the sixth Georgia product on the Rams’ current roster, joining quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Stetson Bennett.

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    ​ Orange County Register