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Miami Dolphins add veteran running back Isaiah Pead

Ex-Rams running back Isaiah Pead agreed to a contract with the Dolphins Thursday.
Ex-Rams running back Isaiah Pead agreed to a contract with the Dolphins Thursday. AP

In an offseason filled with gambles, add running back to the list for the Miami Dolphins.

After striking out with C.J. Anderson and Chris Johnson, the team has turned to veteran Isaiah Pead, a former second-round pick with just 19 career carries.

Pead agreed to a contract with the Dolphins Thursday, a league source tells the Miami Herald. Fox Sports first reported the signing.

“I've said it time and time again, and here I'll say it again. Thank you Lord!” Pead wrote on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

Pead does not come to Miami without question marks. He served a suspension in 2013 for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, and then tore his ACL the following year. Pead spent three seasons with the Rams and had a brief stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015.

The Dolphins surely view the signing as low risk, and potentially high reward. They will continue trying to upgrade at the position, either through free agency or in the draft. Ex-Texans star Arian Foster visited with the team Tuesday, but Dolphins football czar Mike Tannenbaum suggested that a signing wasn’t imminent.

Foster tore his Achilles’ tendon last season, and Tannenbaum said Wednesday that Foster is “still a ways away” from being ready to play.

Adam H. Beasley: 305-376-3565, @AdamHBeasley

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