Stacy took one handoff for a gain of 1-yard, and finished the opening drive with minus-2 yards on three carries. He was limited to two series and took six handoffs for 6 yards. He caught his only targeted pass for a gain of 10 yards.
A third-round draft pick, Mason shares the fourth line of the depth chart with undrafted back
"We're just going to let them all roll and see what happens," Schottenheimer said. "Zac's obviously a really, really good player, but we're going to create competition for all the guys. That's a long way off, but we know we have a good stable group of backs and they all have different skill sets, which we'll try to use throughout the course of the year."
Schottenheimer later clarified that everyone on offense will compete for their jobs, including Sam Bradford at quarterback. But that "I expect to see multiple guys carry the football."
Mason ran for 1,816 yards for Auburn last season and was drafted No. 75 overall.
Stacy ran 250 times for 973 yards and seven touchdowns in 14 games as a rookie. He figures to approach 300 carries this season.
|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||12||250||973||3.9||40||7||5||47|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||12||26||141||5.4||25||1||1||0||7|
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