The St. Louis Rams' backfield contains too many cooks after Les Snead drafted running back Tre Mason in the third round last week.
The Rams reportedly tried to thin the herd during the 2014 NFL Draft. According to plugged-in reporter Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report, running back Isaiah Pead was the subject of trade talks.
Shopping the former second-round pick makes sense for the Rams. Zac Stacy proved last season he is the starter and can handle the bulk of the carries. Mason presumably can be the change-of-pace runner that Pead was supposed to be coming out of Cincinnati. Daryl Richardson will likely be the third option.
After the Rams failed to ship Pead out of town, the running back -- picked ahead of the likes of Lavonte David -- will be fighting for his roster spot this summer.
The 50th overall selection in 2012 has just 17 carries for 75 yards, 14 receptions and 15 kick returns in two seasons. He might be given a chance to remain in St. Louis if he can prove his worth on special teams. It's likely, however, Pead's seen his last down in the Rams' backfield.
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