Dolphins Signing RB Isaiah Pead

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that the Dolphins are signing free agent RB Isaiah Pead to a contract on Thursday.

  • Marvez adds that Pead will have to compete for a roster spot this summer, but offers some intriguing upside.

The Dolphins are still likely to continue exploring their options at running back after missing out on a number of notable free agents since the market officially opened.

Recent reports have said that Miami has contacted multiple teams about potential trades involving running backs, so that figures to also be an option.

Pead, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Rams back in 2012. He was in the final year of his four-year, $4.038 million rookie contract when St. Louis waived him a few weeks into the 2015 season.

The Steelers later signed him to a contract after Le’Veon Bell got hurt, but he lasted just a few weeks in Pittsburgh before he was once again cut loose.

In 2015, Pead was active for two games and ran for three yards on two carries (1.5 YPC) and lost a fumble. He has also totaled 63 kick return yards.

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