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.
The Dolphins are releasing Pead on Tuesday, Alex Marvez of The Sporting News reports.
This strongly suggests Arian Foster (hamstring) is expected to return for Week 6, as the Dolphins have carried at least four healthy running backs since the beginning of the season. It would be overkill to retain five, even though Pead can contribute a bit on special teams. The 2012 second-round selection has just 42 career touches on offense, with another 18 on kickoff returns. Pead may not find work before the end of this season.
Pead played nine snaps in Thursday's loss to the Bengals, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.
Pead finished with three rushes for five yards and caught one pass for six yards as well Thursday. That production, as well as Pead's low snap count, evidences his reserve role in Miami's backfield, where an intriguing fantasy option has failed to emerge in Arian Foster's (groin) absence.
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 active for Sunday's Week 3 matchup versus the Browns, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
The fourth-year back stands to see his first playing time of 2016 after flashing enough in preseason to earn a roster spot. Pead is slated to share backup carries with Jay Ajayi and Damien Williams behind designated starter Kenyan Drake.
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.
Pead (hamstring) is considered questionable to play Sunday against the Seahawks, the Miami Herald reports
Pead was limited earlier in the week, but has since completed his first full practice since tweaking his hamstring a couple of weeks ago. As a result, Pead seems to be trending in the right direction, which comes as good news for the Dolphins, who left No. 2 tailback Jay Ajayi (coach's decision) home for their trip to Seattle. While Pead's game-time status remains to be seen, Miami also has Damien Williams and rookie Kenyan Drake around to back up starter Arian Foster come Sunday.
Pead (hamstring) was officially a limited practice participant Wednesday.
Previous reports suggested that Pead would be out this week, but his limited practice participation Wednesday suggests that such an outcome won't be locked in -- either way -- before Friday. In any case, Arian Foster and Jay Ajayi are clearly ahead of Pead in the Miami RB pecking order, so Pead's Week 1 availability has limited fantasy implications.
Pead (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
This is somewhat of a surprise as Pead had already been declared out for the game in Seattle on Sunday. His return, however, does bode well for his chances to play in Week 2 at New England. When Pead does play, he'll run no better than third on the depth chart behind Arian Foster and Jay Ajayi.
Pead (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday and will not play in Sunday's Week 1 contest, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Pead has not practiced in over a week due to an uncooperative hamstring. Listed as fourth on the Dolphins' official team depth chart, the 26-year-old was not expected to get much run in Sunday's affair anyhow. Barring any setbacks, Pead could be available for Week 2 action.
Head coach Adam Gase expects Pead (hamstring) to be sidelined for at least two weeks, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Pead had roughed up his hamstring during Thursday's preseason tilt against the Falcons, but it was initially thought to be minor. That is evidently not the case anymore, and the Dolphins now have a tough decision to make regarding Pead's future with the team. Though he enjoyed a solid preseason, Miami's RB depth chart is a gallery of tailbacks susceptible to injury and there simply may not be room for an already-injured body.
Pead (hamstring) will not practice Sunday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Pead suffered a hamstring injury on Thursday and despite original indications that it was only a minor ailment, he's unable to participate in practice Sunday. The Dolphins are likely just playing it safe with their 26-year-old running back and are attempting to avoid a setback, but it wouldn't be surprising if he was held out of the team's preseason finale versus the Titans on Sept. 1.
Pead suffered a hamstring injury Thursday but it is believed to be minor, Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post reports.
According to Lieser, Pead could have to returned to action Thursday if it were a regular season game. However, given that it was a preseason game, the Dolphins took the cautious route and held out Pead for the remainder of the game after he injured his hamstring. Pead only had one carry for one yard Thursday, but he was solid as a pass catcher out of the backfield as he caught all three of his targets for 14 yards. He figures to return to practice in the near future.
Pead gained 48 yards on four rushes and totaled 30 yards on his sole reception in Friday's 41-14 preseason loss to the Cowboys.
Fighting for a backup role behind Arian Foster, the former Ram and Steeler made a strong case for himself for the second straight game. Pead ripped off an impressive 45-yard run off left tackle late in the third quarter, which was preceded by a 30-yard catch-and-run in the latter stages of the second period when Ryan Tannehill found him all alone in the right flat. Pead now has 98 yards on 14 rushes over his first two preseason games and appears to have the edge over fellow young veteran Daniel Thomas for a spot alongside Arian Foster and Jay Ajayi in the Dolphins backfield.
Pead gained 50 yards on 10 rushes and lost three yards on his sole catch in Friday's 27-10 preseason victory over the Giants.
Fighting for a backup tailback spot, Pead made a strong first impression in a Dolphins uniform. The fourth-year back was essentially out of football last season after tallying only two carries between stints with the Rams and Steelers. Pead's highlight of the night was a 26-yard rumble on the first posession of the second half, a run in which he started right, cut back to the middle of the field, and put on a nifty spin move that allowed him to gain about 15 extra yards. The 26-year-old has a legitimate opportunity to latch on to a roster spot on a Dolphins squad that is still trying to settle its running back corps.
Pead (hamstring) missed practice Thursday, Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post reports.
Pead suffered the hamstring injury in training camp Monday, and was also sidelined for Tuesday's practice as he continues to recover. At this point the 26-year-old should still be considered day-to-day, but he'll have a lot of work to do in order to make the roster upon his eventual return.
Pead did not practice on Tuesday after leaving Monday's training camp session with what appeared to be a hamstring injury, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Without a timetable for a potential return, Pead should be considered day-to-day until further notice. With Jay Ajayi (knee) still sidelined, the bulk of repetitions in the Dolphins backfield will be divvied up between the likes of Kenyan Drake, Damien Williams and Daniel Thomas while the newly-acquired Arian Foster remains limited under a snap count.
The Dolphins have signed Pead, the Miami Herald reports.
After making attempts to add C.J. Anderson and Chris Johnson to their backfield, the Dolphins will now throw Pead into the depth mix behind Jay Ajayi, but his addition is not likely to be the team's last move to fortify the running back position. The 26-year-old -- who was a 2012 second-round pick by the Rams -- was limited to two carries for three yards in two games last season, and he thus has much to prove before approaching fantasy consideration.