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The Los Angeles Rams added depth to their backfield Wednesday by bringing in running back Sony Michel.
New England received two conditional draft picks — one in the fifth round and another in the sixth — in the deal, which the Rams announced Wednesday morning, ESPN reports.
Rising Rams star Cam Akers tore his right Achilles tendon while working out before training camp, and although Darrell Henderson Jr. has taken over as starter, Michel fills an immediate need for the team.
In his four years in the league, Michel has rushed for 2,292 yards and 14 touchdowns in 28 starts for the Patriots, who drafted him in the first round with the 31st pick in 2018.
ESPN reports Michel is due to earn a base salary of $1.79 million in the final year of his contract in 2021 after the Patriots previously elected not to exercise his fifth-year option for 2022.
Michel rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in a 13-3 victory over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII.