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Cam Akers placed on IR, Tanner Morgan back with the Vikings

Akers suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in the Vikings' 31-28 win over the Falcons

The Vikings have officially placed running back Cam Akers on injured reserve after suffering a season-ending Achilles injury in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Falcons.

Akers had rushed for 138 yards on 38 carries since joining the Vikings in September. Minnesota traded a conditional sixth-round pick to Los Angeles for the fourth year back and a conditional seventh-round pick.

This is the second time in his career Akers has torn an Achilles, after suffering the same injury in the 2021 season, though he was able to return ahead of the Rams' Super Bowl run.

Also on Wednesday, the Vikings brought back former Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan to help theteam get through the week of practice. With Jaren Hall in concussion protocol, reigning NFC Offensive Player of the Week Josh Dobbs is the only healthy active QB on the 53-man roster, Sean Mannion is on the team's practice squad.

Morgan, currently an offensive analyst with the Gophers, is joining the Vikings for the second time this season. The rookie QB previously was on the active roster in the week leading up to the Week 5 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The 24-year-old QB was an undrafted free agent signing by the Steelers after five-years quarterbacking the Gophers. Morgan through for 9,469 yards, 65 touchdowns and 32 interceptions while leading Minnesota to a 31-14 record as starter.