Ayers signed with the Giants on Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports. The Giants continue to revamp their linebacking corps as Ayers is the third addition in the past two weeks. The veteran linebacker most recently played with the Colts last season, recording 21 tackles and two sacks across 16 games. Ayers could play a sizeable defensive role with his new team right out of the gate given the long list of injuries with which the Giants are currently dealing.
Ayers has four tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville. Ayers played just 19 snaps, but his production could earn him more playing time.
Ayers was signed by the Colts on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports. Ayers was cut by the Rams on Saturday after playing all 16 games last season, recording 47 tackles and 0.5 sacks. The Colts' starting linebackers seem to be set in stone for Week 1, but Ayers could play a role off the bench, granted he can learn the playbook in time. As the season progresses, look for him to compete with fellow veterans Robert Mathis and Trent Cole for reps.
Ayers was waived by the Rams, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports. This is a surprising move as it was thought Ayers would be a starter at outside linebacker. The five-year veteran started 11 games for the Rams in 2015, but Los Angeles lets him go, saving themselves $3.3 million in the process. At this point, who be the third linebacker alongside Alec Ogletree and Mark Barron is not known. The options remaining on the roster are Josh Forrest, Bryce Hager, Nic Grigsby and Cory LIttleton.
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.