Head coach Jeff Fisher said that Tre Mason was benched for Sunday's game at Baltimore due to a violation of team rules, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Mason has regularly served as Todd Gurley's primary backup since the rookie assumed the top gig, earning a handful of touches per week. For the season, Mason has recorded 44 carries for 129 yards (2.93 YPC) and six catches (on nine targets) for 37 yards. If he's disciplined further, Benny Cunningham could take over Mason's job, as he did Sunday.
Mason was coming off of a rather efficient showing against the Bears and was not on the injury report all week, so this is a surprise. Still, Todd Gurley remains the clear workhorse on this team.
Tre Mason gained 31 yards on six carries and added another 16 yards on his lone reception in Sunday's game against the Bears. He also lost a fumble.
The second-year back made the most of his limited touches on Sunday, accumulating his most total yards this season. The fumble won't help Mason's cause, but he is unlikely to eat into starter Todd Gurley's typically large workload anyway. Week 11 will see the St. Louis Rams travel to Baltimore, where Mason should once again play a minimal role.
Tre Mason carried the ball three times for 3 yards and also added a catch for minus-4 yards in Sunday's 21-18 overtime loss to St. Louis.
Not a good day for Mason, as the four times he touched the ball resulted in minus-1 yards. Unless Todd Gurley gets hurt, Mason will only get meaningful carries in a blowout, and that is not prone to happen in one of the league's worst offenses.
Tre Mason (ankle) is active Sunday against the Vikings.
Mason was able to practice fully Friday, clearing the way for him to play Sunday, though with Todd Gurley continuing to dominate the backfield touches, Mason's fantasy upside is limited.
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