Linebacker Akeem Ayers has signed with the Rams on Thursday, according to the team. Ayers spent last season with the Patriots recording 20 total tackles, four sacks and one interception. The 25-year-old spent four seasons with the Titans prior to playing for the Patriots. For his career Ayers has 252 total tackles, 13 sacks and three forced fumbles.
The Rams hosted a pair of defensive players on Thursday. According to ESPN.com, former Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley and former Titans and Patriots linebacker Akeem Ayers met with the Rams. The Rams could use the depth along the interior defensive line with the organization cutting Kendall Langford in a salary cap move. In four seasons with the Lions, Fairley totaled 98 tackles and 13.5 sacks. Ayers has been linked to the Rams for a while. Traded to the Patriots from the Titans mid-season, Ayers recorded 20 tackles, four sacks and one interception in New England.
The Rams are reportedly interested in signing free agent linebacker Akeem Ayers, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Ayers, who was traded to the Patriots from the Titans last season, totaled 20 tackles and four sacks in nine games in 2014. He's amassed 252 tackles and 13 sacks in his first four seasons in the league.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and linebackers Akeem Ayers (knee) and Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) are active and set to play in the Super Bowl Sunday against the Seahawks, the team announced. All three were considered probable and in no real danger of missing the game Sunday. Brady threw for 4,109 yards with 33 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2014. Patriots center Bryan Stork is also active after being upgraded to probable for the game Saturday. The game is currently pick'em between New England and Seattle Sunday.
The Patriots will be at nearly full strength for Sunday's Super Bowl as the following players have been listed as probable: Tom Brady (ankle), Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), Chris Jones (elbow), Akeem Ayers (knee), Darrelle Revis (non-injury-related) and Sealver Siliga (foot). All except Brady were limited participants in practice Friday. The only question mark is center Bryan Stork, who is questionable with a knee injury and was limited in practice Friday. The Patriots are currently 1-point favorites against Seattle.