Mason is interested in resuming his football career, Matt Zenitz of AL.com reports.
A 2014 third-round pick, Mason has been arrested multiple times since he last played football in 2015, with mental health issues seemingly playing a major role in his struggles. He never reported to the Rams in 2016 and eventually was waived in March 2017. Now believed to be in a better place mentally, the 24-year-old is hoping for another shot in the NFL. He averaged 4.3 yards on 179 carries as a rookie in 2014 but then managed just 2.8 yards on 75 totes while serving as Todd Gurley's backup for most of 2015. With age and natural talent working in his favor, Mason could get another chance to prove himself in the NFL.
The Rams have waived Mason from the team's Reserve/Did Not Report list.
Mason did not take the field during the 2016 season on the heels of off-field issues, and the Rams have elected to part ways with the 23-year-old running back, who was selected 75th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. Mason last saw game action in 2015, when he logged 75 carries for 207 yards and a TD to go along with 18 catches for 88 yards over the course of 13 games.
Mason was arrested Tuesday for his involvement in a July incident in which he fled from authorities on an ATV, Olivia Hitchcock of the Palm Beach Post reports.
Mason was reportedly "tearing the place up" on his ATV while riding around roads July 27 when an officer attempted to stop him, prompting Mason to flee the scene. After months of the authorities filing paperwork necessary for Mason's potential arrest, he was finally picked up Tuesday. Mason has not been in contact with the Rams for quite some time and didn't play during the 2016 season. He also was arrested back in March for the suspicion of possession of marijuana, reckless driving, failure to register a motor vehicle and resisting arrest. At this point, his NFL outlook has taken a backseat to potentially career-ending personal issues.
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 Tre Mason's well-being than we are his football career," head coach Jeff Fisher said last weekend. "We're going to continue to try to reach him to see where he's at."
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 (personal) on the Reserve/Did Not Report list Saturday.
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 is unlikely to participate in any OTA sessions, as he has been excused for "personal reasons" in dealing with the aftermath of numerous legal issues in the offseason, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
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 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.
Mason had 18 carries for just 44 yards, but scored a short touchdown in Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss at San Francisco. He was not targeted in the passing game.
With rookie sensation Todd Gurley (foot) inactive, Mason got a ton of work, but was unable to fully capitalize. His four-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was his first score of the season, and nearly didn't happen, as the play was designed for him to throw the ball into the end zone. After a promising rookie season in 2014, Mason was on the bench for most of this year, as Gurley established himself as a potential star. Thus, look for Mason to head back to a reserve role in 2016, barring some sort of injury to Gurley.
With Todd Gurley doubtful for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Mason is expected to start at running back for the Rams in Week 17, per Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
With Gurley likely to be held out of the Rams' finale with the long haul in mind, Mason figures to draw the start at running back for the team Sunday, with Benny Cunningham a candidate to see some third-down work. As a result, Mason makes for a decent Week 17 fantasy plug-in for those scrambling for an option at RB, notably those who have been rolling with Gurley of late.
Mason rushed three times for 13 yards Thursday in a 31-23 win against Tampa Bay.
With Todd Gurley bottled up for much of the night, the Rams took to the air more than usual, leaving Mason without many touches. He has only topped 30 yards rushing once this season and has yet to find the end zone, leaving him with little fantasy value.
Mason rushed four times for 7 yards and caught a pair of passes for 1 yard in a 21-14 victory against the Lions on Sunday.
Todd Gurley got going again Sunday, which left little opportunity for Mason to make much of a difference. He didn't do much with the few chances he received anyway, and will rarely see more than a few touches a game.
Mason caught a pair of passes for 10 yards and rushed twice for 13 yards in Sunday's 27-3 loss against Arizona.
Sunday's output was nowhere near his seven catches from the previous contest, but he's still being used intermittently. Unfortunately, even the Rams' bellcow, Todd Gurley, is not producing fantasy points which means the rest of the offense is really struggling. Unless Gurley gets hurt -- and even then it's dicey -- Mason's value is limited.
Mason caught all seven of his targets for 37 yards in a 31-7 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.
Mason also had a carry, but lost two yards in the process. Usually Benny Cunningham is the receiver out of the backfield, but Mason showed some potential as a third-down back. He still only averaged 5.3 yards a reception and has yet to find the end zone this season, however.
Head coach Jeff Fisher said that 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 (not injury related) is inactive for Sunday's game at Baltimore.
Mason was coming off of a rather efficient showing against the Bears, and he was not on the injury report all week, so this is a surprise. Still, Todd Gurley remains the clear workhorse on this team.
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 Rams travel to Baltimore, where Mason should once again play a minimal role.
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.
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.
Mason (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Minnesota.
Mason logged a full practice Friday and should be able to play in Sunday's game, after taking 15 carries for 46 yards in a Week 8 win over the 49ers. He'll likely see far fewer touches Sunday afternoon, as the vast majority of his Week 8 workload came late in the second half of a blowout. Todd Gurley has 19 or more carries and 128 or more rushing yards in four consecutive games.