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...
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