The Rams haven't been in contact with Mason (personal) for the past seven months, ESPN.com reports. "Right now, we're more concerned with
The last correspondence between the two parties took place at the end of last season. Since losing to the 49ers in Week 17, his offseason has included a March arrest for marijuana possession and resisting an officer, among other charges, and no participation in the offseason program. With his status up in the air, he's untouchable until there's a resolution to the matter.
The Rams placed
Mason has been absent from any Rams activity since early March following an arrest for multiple violations, including marijuana possession and resisting arrest. In the interim, he's tended to personal issues, and the decision to place him on the aforementioned list relays the team's lack of confidence in when he may report to training camp.
Mason (personal) is still not with the Rams and his status for training camp is unclear, the Orange County Register reports.
Mason has been excused from the team for personal reasons since early March, when he was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana, reckless driving, failure to register a motor vehicle and resisting arrest. According to a recent TMZ report, Mason has subsequently been at the center of a number of other incidents involving police the past few months, with family members expressing concern about his mental health. While the details surrounding his situation aren't known, it does seem clear that Mason won't be with the Rams for the early part of training camp.
Mason has a long way to go to get back on the field after being arrested for reckless driving, resisting arrest, and marijuana possession in March. He was already slipping down the depth chart and this absence may accelerate his descent, with the possibility of a league suspension also looming.
Mason was arrested Saturday in Hollywood, Fla., on suspicion of reckless driving, marijuana possession, resisting an officer, and lack of vehicle registration, the Los Angeles Times reports. On Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams released the following statement: "We are very disappointed to learn of an incident involving Tre Mason in the Miami, Fla. area Saturday afternoon. We are in the process of obtaining more information about the facts surrounding this incident and will have no further comment at this time."
Although he was relegated to reserve duty with the addition of Todd Gurley in 2015, Mason was a key part of the running-back rotation in St. Louis, tallying 75 carries for 207 yards (2.7 YPC) and 18 receptions (on 21 targets) for 88 yards. Expected to play a similar role following the move to Los Angeles, Mason could be putting himself on shaky ground at the outset of this coming season, with a suspension from the NFL potentially forthcoming. If the preceding comes to pass, Benny Cunningham or another offseason addition could serve as Gurley's top backup in Week 1 and beyond.
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|1||9/12/16||@ SF||10:20 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ TB||4:05 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
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|15||12/15/16||@ SEA||8:25 pm|
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