Isaiah Pead | RB | St. Louis Rams
Posted: 5/27/2014 8:55pm et
The St. Louis Rams will likely use RBs Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason in the first three slots on the depth chart. In the fourth spot it could be a competition between RBs Isaiah Pead, Chase Reynolds, Kadeem Jones and Trey Watts.
Huddle Up: Pead, a second-round pick in 2012, has been a big disappointment in the Gateway City, totalling only 31 touches in 2 seasons, and there's not really any light at the end of this tunnel, either.
Posted: 10/28/2013 10:26pm et
Despite the fact St. Louis Rams RB Benny Cunningham (ankle) is inactive for the Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Oct. 28, RB Isaiah Pead is still a healthy scratch. RB Zac Stacy will start, with RB Daryl Richardson as the backup. RB Chase Reynolds will serve as the third tailback.
Huddle Up: Pead, who only has 7 carries for 21 yards this season and none since Week 3, clearly has taken a tumble down the St. Louis depth chart and there's not much chance of a recovery barring injuries to Stacy and/or Richardson.
Posted: 9/26/2013 8:26pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead has been declared inactive for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Pead, somewhat surprisingly, has been declared a healthy scratch, but whatever the reason, it's good fantasy news for fellow RB Daryl Richardson, who's been dealing with a foot issue for the past week.
Posted: 9/11/2013 9:56am et
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead is back form his one-game suspension, and he is listed as the team's primary backup to starting RB Daryl Richardson heading into the Week 2 game. Benny Cunningham and Chase Reynolds are in a 'tie' for the fourth spot on the depth chart behind Richardson, Pead and Zac Stacy. Cunningham was third while Pead was serving a one-game suspension.
Huddle Up: Richardson looked just fine as the starter, so there's no reason to expect Pead to walk into anything more than a handful of touches despite being reinstated as the Rams' RB2.
Posted: 9/10/2013 6:50pm et
St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead will return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, after serving a one game suspension. It is not clear if Pead will play in the team's Week 2 game.
Huddle Up: Starter Daryl Richardson received 25 of the team's 26 RB touches in Week 1, including 20 of the 21 rushing attempts, but didn't do much with them, averaging 3.2 yards per rush and 6.6 per reception. In any case, Pead should be the No. 2 back this week and could see 5-10 touches depending what he does early.
Posted: 8/20/2013 11:35pm et
St. Louis Rams RBs Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham have been impressive during the preseason, and head coach Jeff Fisher refused to indicate who would be the immediate backup behind RB Daryl Richardson. Both Cunningham and Stacy are more physical than RB Isaiah Pead, and Cunningham is effective as a punt protector and potential kick returner. Cunningham and Stacy have also shown they can catch the ball out of the backfield. Pead has already fumbled once in the preseason and will miss Week 1 for a drug suspension. Not helping his cause is the fact that he didn't gain much yardage in two games and also was indecisive as a kick returner. However, he's improved in pass protection, and the Rams are unlikely to move on from him after one season.
Huddle Up: While Richardson is the clear No. 1, don't be surprised if Stacy gets the call as the change-up back in Week 1 during Pead's suspension and sticks in that role the remainder of the season as long as the rookie's pass protection is serviceable.