Found June 06, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS By the time the NFL announced Isaiah Pead would miss the first game of the 2013 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, the second-year running back was already out of Jeff Fisher's doghouse. "It will not," Fisher said Thursday afternoon when asked if the suspension will adversely affect Peads chances to earn reps in the St. Louis backfield. "Not whatsoever," Fisher said. "There's a great competition there. He's not going to be penalized, as far as reps and carries during the preseason. We're getting ready for a long haul, and we will be without him for one week which we understand but it doesn't complicate things." Pead, a second-round Draft pick in 2012, carried the ball 10 times for 54 yards as a rookie last season. He is currently competing with fellow second-year back Daryl Richardson and rookie Zac Stacy for time behind Rams quarterback Sam Bradford. Fisher said he and the team learned of...

Young unaware Rams cut him?

Titus Young's story grows more disturbing, as his high school coach says that the former wide receiver was unaware of his release by the St. Louis Rams prior to his arrests.


Young trial delayed for psych eval

Titus Young's trial related to 11 counts of burglary, assault and other charges has been delayed so the NFL wide receiver can undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Isaiah Pead was arrested for marijuana possession last July

The NFL recently handed down a one-game suspension to St. Louis Rams running back Isaiah Pead for violating the league's substance abusy policy. However, the precise reason for that punishment wasn't immediately disclosed which left many around the league scratching their heads. The only explanation given was that Pead had committed a "minor violation."Well, the...

Jared Cook believes he'll be a playmaker with Rams

ST. LOUIS Jared Cook didn't dance. Does he think he was under-utilized as a Titan? "Yeah," he answered immediately. How so? "That offense really didn't suit me," the fifth-year tight end said. "It really didn't fit me. And that's just how it is. Every team a player goes to, the fit is not perfect. Some guys have to move around to two...

Rams adjusting well to new terminology on defense

ST. LOUIS Janoris Jenkins tried to explain. "Like nine," the St. Louis Rams cornerback said. "That might be another call, instead of nine." Huh? "Different calls," Jenkins said. "Different terms." So it goes when an NFL team hires a new defensive coordinator. By all accounts, Tim Walton, who joined the Rams in February, is only tweaking...

Rams rookie Tavon Austin looked up to Harvin in college, likes the comparison

St. Louis Rams rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin isn't disagreeing with anyone who draws a comparison between him and the Seahawks' Percy Harvin. He thinks the comparison is justified, as both are billed as receivers who posess the 'athleticism and his ability to play multiple positions', writes Kevin Patra of "That's who I had looked up to...

Isaiah Pead Suspended

Isiaih Pead will not play in the season opener for the St. Louis Rams having been suspended for violating the NFL substance abuse policy.  However, Jeff Fisher will stand by the player and keep him involved in training throughout pre-season and training camp: "Obviously, he has to suffer the consequences and miss the game, but I'm pleased with how he's bounced back...

Top 5 Most Impactful Rookies of 2013

1. WR Tavon Austin – St. Louis Rams I expect Austin to light a fire under the Rams offense. He’s the biggest playmaker out of the 2013 draft class. He’s so dangerous, and his route-running abilities are top notch. Austin brings a whole new dynamic to the Rams. He should easily become Sam Bradford’s favorite target. 2. WR DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans Hopkins is one...

St. Louis Rams: Tavon Austin compares himself to Percy Harvin

When the St. Louis Rams made the trade to move up to No. 8 overall in this year’s NFL Draft, the entire city buzzed with excitement, knowing that the Rams were about to select electrifying wide receiver Tavon Austin out of West Virginia with the pick. After waiting for years to acquire a play-making, explosive wide receiver for quarterback Sam Bradford to play with, many feel...

Tavon Austin Loves Being Compared To Percy Harvin

St. Louis Rams rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin was the most dynamic playmaker in the 2013 NFL Draft, and looks forward to making plays all over the field in the near future. Austin of course had to have an inspiration to become such a player, and Austin says look no further then the Seahawks Percy Harvin for that person who inspired him. Austin loves being compared to Harvin, and...

Young's case illustrates problem for NFL

(Eds: Adds details. With AP Photos.) By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer When the NFL first reached out to Titus Young, the wide receiver had not yet punched a teammate, intentionally lined up wrong during a game or been arrested three times in less than a week. That all came later. The NFL says it tried to assist Young 18 months ago, right around the time he was wrapping up a solid...
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