Rams tell Tre Mason he’s competing for starting job

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While the St. Louis Rams passed up on Johnny Manziel and announced they’re sticking with Sam Bradford at quarterback, the team has begun a different battle on offense. While Zac Stacy came on strong late last season, the Rams drafted running back Tre Mason out of Auburn in the third-round of the 2014 Draft, and with his arrival the team has begun a competition.

According to Ryan Van Bibber of SB Nation, Mason said that the Rams coaching staff said he’d be competing for a starting job.

The team did waive Daryl Richardson to make room on the depth chart for Mason, and while Stacy rushed for 973 yards and 7 touchdowns last season, Mason brings an extra dimension to the running attack. Teams reportedly were scared off by a wrist injury, which Mason himself played down, and now, with a little extra motivation, things could get interesting at the Rams running back position.

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