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Isaiah Pead | RB | St. Louis Rams
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.

Posted: 6/12/2013 11:38pm et
St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said the team is expected to use a committee approach in the backfield this year between Daryl Richardson, Isaiah Pead and Zac Stacy. The overall youth in the backfield is a concern in terms of pass protection. Stacy caught the ball well during a practice session Tuesday, June 11.
Huddle Up: Stacy is a popular sleeper pick as the favorite to head up the Rams' backfield committee, but even the Rams won't know how the rotation will shake out until their young backs get some quality reps in training camp and the preseason.

Posted: 6/1/2013 11:28am et
St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead was suspended for the first game of the 2013 season for violating the NFL program on substance abuse.
Huddle Up: With Pead out of the mix, at least initially, Darryl Richardson and rookie Zac Stacy move to the front of the Rams' backfield mess.

Posted: 5/26/2013 1:00pm et
St. Louis Rams RBs Isaiah Pead, Daryl Richardson, Terrance Ganaway and Zac Stacy will all be competing for playing time during offseason workouts and training camp.
Huddle Up: After featuring the likes the Marshall Faulk and Steven Jackson for the past decade and half, it's a whole new fantasy ballgame in the Rams' backfield. Pead, the team's 2nd-round pick in 2012, was drafted to be Jackson's successor, but he was outperformed by fellow rookie Richardson, a 7th-round pick, (475-54 rushing yards) last season. Ganaway, a 6th-round selection of the Jets last season, and Stacy, a 5th-round pick of the Rams in April, have yet to log an NFL carry.