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Rams waive Isaiah Pead, but he'll be back

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The Rams waived running back Isaiah Pead on Wednesday, but they plan on bringing him back.

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Isaiah Pead is gone. But don't worry, he'll be back relatively soon.

The St. Louis Rams waived Pead on Wednesday with an injury designation according to ESPN ultimate insider Adam Schefter. Pead, you'll recall, tore his the ACL in his left knee during a kick return in last week's preseason game against the Packers.

Pead will be on waivers for 48 hours, where another team can claim him. Any team claiming him would also assume his current contract. He's scheduled to earn $757,100 in base salary this year and $940,650 next year. His cap number in 2014 is $1.1 million and $1.2 million next season.

More than likely, Pead will clear waivers, and when he does, the Rams will bring him back on the injured reserve list. His agent confirmed that on Twitter to Nick Wagoner.

When Pead does return for the 2015 season, the running back depth chart will have some familiar names on it. Tre Mason, Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham are al under contract that season too.