The Steelers have released Pead, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. To replace Pead as a depth RB option, the Steelers have promoted Fitzgerald Toussaint from their practice squad to the team's active roster.
Pead is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Pead, who was just signed this week for depth, had a small chance to play behind DeAngelo Williams in this game, but he is not on the active roster.
Pead signed with the Steelers on Monday. Pead's signing unfortunately coincides with star Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (knee) being placed on season-ending injured reserve. With Bell out, veteran DeAngelo Williams is expected to shoulder most of Pittsburgh's workload, but Pead could compete with fellow backups Dre Archer and Jordan Todman for touches out of the backfield.
Pead will visit with the Steelers on Monday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. With Le'Veon Bell (knee) looking at an extended absence, Pead may join the Steelers to provide depth behind DeAngelo Williams. The former second-round draft pick (2012) was unimpressive during his time with the Rams, and he probably won't have a major role with the Steelers if he signs.
The Rams have released running back Isaiah Pead, reports Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. With Todd Gurley, Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham all healthy, the Rams had no need for their 2012 second-round draft pick. Pead displayed top-notch speed and elusiveness in college, but he's shown next to nothing in the NFL.
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