University of Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville relayed that Pead lost part of his left leg in a car accident this past Saturday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "It's devastating, because he lost part of his left leg," Tuberville said Wednesday of Pead, while speaking on his weekly radio show. "He'll never play again, obviously. It's just devastating." Pead -- who played his college football at Cincinnati before being drafted by the Rams in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft -- played in three games with the Dolphins this season prior to being released by the team.
Pead had five carries for 17 yards as Miami defeated Cleveland 30-24 on Sunday. With Arian Foster (groin) out the Dolphins went with a running back by committee approach. None of the backs truly stood out above the rest so the team may elect to go with the same approach Thursday in Cincinnati assuming Foster will miss another game. Pead would only have value in deep leagues.
Pead is inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots. With Pead and Damien Williams both inactive Sunday, the Dolphins will go with Arian Foster, Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake at running back in Week 2.
Pead was not on the Dolphins' injury report Wednesday, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports. Pead had been dealing with a hamstring issue prior to Week 1, leading to his inactive status for Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. It appears he's healthier this week, but still may not suit up if the Dolphins proceed with less than five running backs. Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams are also candidates to provide depth in the backfield behind Arian Foster (hamstring) and Jay Ajayi.
Pead (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. With Pead and Jay Ajayi out this week, Damien Williams and rookie Kenyan Drake are next in line on the Dolphins' RB depth chart behind starter Arian Foster.
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