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After clearing waivers Thursday, Pead was placed on IR by the Rams, reports.

It's a predictable outcome for Pead after the 2012 second-rounder tore his ACL during Saturday's preseason contest against the Packers. Assuming no issues in his recovery, Pead will presumably have a shot to make a push for a spot in the team's backfield mix next year.

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Pead has been waived/injured by the Rams, whose injured reserve list he'll land on should no team claim him off waivers, USA Today reports.

Pead tore his ACL during Saturday's preseason game and is slated to miss the entire upcoming campaign. A second round pick in 2012, Pead has rushed for just 75 yards on 17 carries during his career thus far and is yet to reach the end zone either.

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Coach Jeff Fisher has confirmed that Pead suffered a torn ACL on Saturday.

Pead is thus lost for the season, which leaves Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason to jostle for backup slotting behind the Rams' top back, Zac Stacy.

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Pead is believed to have suffered an ACL injury on Saturday and is likely out for the season, the St. Louis Dispatch reports.

Pead was currently third on the depth chart ahead of rookie Tre Mason. With this news, Mason will likely get more opportunities this season, although, Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham were the top backs heading into Saturday and will continue to be featured all season.

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Pead (leg) was carted out during the first quarter of Saturday's preseason game against Green Bay, St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Jim Thomas reports.

Thomas suggested Pead's injury occurred around the knee area, which isn't a great sign. Pead suffered the injury on a 33-yard kick return.

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Pead missed the initial preseason game Friday with a hand injury.

Pead missed some of practice earlier in the week, and his hand appears to still be bothering him. He is currently listed as the No. 3 running back, but will have to fend off Chase Reynolds and Tre Mason.

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Pead is listed third on St. Louis' depth chart to start the preseason, the Rams' official site reports.

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Isaiah Pead is expected to dress every week for the Rams due to his play on special teams.

When Pead fell out of the backfield mix last year, he went to special teams John Fassel and asked to run down kicks. He ended up excelling in that role over the final seven games, giving him a strong shot at this year's final roster. Pead will also try to beat out Benny Cunningham and win the third-string running back job behind Zac Stacy and Tre Mason.

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NFL insider Dan Pompei reports Rams 2012 second-round pick Isaiah Pead was "the subject of some trade talks during the draft."

The Rams return Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham, and used a top-75 pick on Tre Mason. At the Combine, GM Les Snead indicated he envisions Pead as mostly a special teamer. Pead's roster chances are around 50:50 entering training camp. It's likely St. Louis was the initiator of trade talks, not the other way around. Through three NFL seasons, Pead has 17 carries for 75 yards (4.4 YPC).

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Rams GM Les Snead indicated at the Combine that the team now envisions 2012 second-round pick Isaiah Pead as a special teamer.

Knowshon Moreno and Donald Brown give talented Pead some hope for a later-career resurgence, but he's clearly now on the backburner in St. Louis' backfield. "He became one of our better special teamers," Snead said of Pead. "You can expect some nice things going forward for him." Pead finished 2013 with two special teams tackles. He was the 50th overall pick in the 2012 draft.