Free agent running back Isaiah Pead is in critical condition following a car accident on Saturday morning, according to Matt Barnes of NBC4 in Columbus, Ohio (via Twitter). The crash happened around 2:30am, and NBC4 reports that it was a single-vehicle crash. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Pead underwent surgery early Saturday morning and remains in critical condition.
Pead lost control of his vehicle on Interstate 670, and the car went through a guardrail and down an embankment, according to Schefter. The vehicle ultimately collided with several trees, ejecting Pead from the vehicle.
The 26-year-old started the season with the Dolphins, where he compiled 22 rushing yards on eight attempts. However, Pead ended up missing a meeting prior to the team’s Week 2 matchup against the Patriots, and the running back was subsequently released in mid-October. Pead has 27 career rushing attempts for 100 yards, and he’s also collected 15 receptions for 100 yards. The Cincinnati product also spent time on the Rams and Steelers.
The 2012 second-round pick actually worked out for the Chiefs earlier this week. The running back had also received interest from the Redskins since being cut by Miami.
Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Pead and his family.
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