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Rams waive-injured Isaiah Pead after torn ACL

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If any of the 31 teams not in St. Louis want to stash running back Isaiah Pead on their roster while he recovers from a torn ACL, they’ll have their chance.

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the Rams have waived-injured Pead on Wednesday. Should Pead clear waivers, he can revert to the Rams and go on injured reserve for the entire season or reach an injury settlement that makes him a free agent.

With 17 carries for 75 yards and 14 catches for 94 yards, Pead hasn’t lived up to what the Rams hoped they’d be getting when they made him the 58th overall pick in the 2012 draft. He was highly regarded coming out of Cincinnati, though, so there may be another team willing to roll the dice on a player who is signed to his rookie contract through next season.

With Pead out of the picture, rookie Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham are behind Zac Stacy on the running back depth chart with the Rams. Things probably wouldn’t have looked much different if Pead had remained healthy, so he may not have much of a future in St. Louis even if he does clear waivers.

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8 Responses to “Rams waive-injured Isaiah Pead after torn ACL”
  1. aceakking says: Aug 20, 2014 4:40 PM

    Wow, the Rams are cold.

  2. ariani1985 says: Aug 20, 2014 4:54 PM

    Hope he saved his money.

  3. pastabelly101 says: Aug 20, 2014 4:58 PM

    Belichick will grab him because if there is anyone Belichick hates more than Roger Goodell it’s Jeff Fisher.

  4. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 20, 2014 6:14 PM

    It was a strange way to get injured; jump with no defenders near and then land awkwardly.

    Running backs are now cheap and disposable.

    Nobody has to pay big money for RB’s.

  5. schmitty2 says: Aug 20, 2014 6:47 PM

    If you look up “eternally entrenched in the coachs doghouse” you will see a picture of Isaiah Pead.

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 20, 2014 7:27 PM

    Taylor made for the 49ers. They love long term projects.

  7. fearthehoody says: Aug 20, 2014 7:40 PM

    Funny, Pats cut Love because health risk (diabetes) and they are evil. Rams cut hardworking guy who injured his knee and its all lollipops and rainbows

  8. badguy711 says: Aug 20, 2014 7:59 PM

    Maybe the Rams could be given a few more high draft picks and botch them too. After the obscene number of high picks they have earned by sucking, and then getting another franchise worth of picks for RGIII, they should already be a dynasty. Rams Fans better not talk crap if they get good, it’s shameful they’re not already after getting so many picks. Handed every opportunity to be great.

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