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Mason on Rams RB situation: 'Tre Mason is still here'


When it comes to the eventual debut of Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley, Jeff Fisher sees it as a process. In a way, they have to protect the eager running back from himself.

And while they do that, fellow running back Tre Mason sees an opportunity.

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"Tre Mason is still here," Mason said, via "Give me the ball. I'm ready to rock. That's how I feel about the situation."

The odd thing is that Mason, at 5-foot-8, 207 pounds, was probably never going to be an every down back. He is one of the league's best change-of-pace backs and was firmly in mind when the franchise decided to select Gurley in the first round of this year's draft.

Though the three-down back is making a comeback, it's interesting to hear the perception among players at the position.

At the least, there seems to be a competitive feel from Mason.

"I feel like he's my teammate now and if you guys need information on Todd Gurley you should ask Todd Gurley," Mason said. "That's how I feel."

Of course, they'll soon see how much better it is working together.

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