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DAVIE, Fla. Jourdan Lewis Youth Jersey . -- Isaiah Pead is the Miami Dolphins leading rusher this preseason, and there are other ways to measure his rising stock as he challenges for a roster spot and perhaps even a spot in the running back rotation.Early this year Pead was out of the NFL, living with his mom and distressed by his unfulfilled potential as a former second-round draft pick.There was time when I sat back and said, `Man, what happened? he said Monday. Then you wake up the next day and get to work.Pead considered looking for a regular job or starting a trucking company back home in Columbus, Ohio. Instead he continued to work at football, staying in shape and trying out whenever teams beckoned.He estimates he worked out for eight or 10 teams this past offseason before receiving a contract offer from the Dolphins in March, and he has made plenty of positive plays in the drills, practices and practice games since.It just seems like every time he touches the ball, something good happens for us, coach Adam Gase said.Pead has had a strong training camp at an unsettled position. First-team running back Jay Ajayi is unproven, second-teamer Arian Foster is coming back from Achilles tendon surgery, and neither was impressive in the first two preseason games.By contrast, Pead had a 45-yard run and a 30-yard reception Friday at Dallas. In two games he has 98 yards rushing in 14 carries, a 7.0 average. Ajayi and Foster have combined for 20 yards in 10 carries, a 2.0 average.Pead is trying to help his chances with the Dolphins by playing on four special teams units, something he never did in high school or at the University of Cincinnati.This league is special, Pead said. To be in this league, youve got to be a special person. I always knew I could play in this league. It was just a matter of capitalizing on opportunities. Heres one.Quarterback Ryan Tannehill said Pead is doing his best to take advantage of the chance.I didnt know a whole lot about him, Tannehill said. But he has really impressed me since he has been here with the way he works. Hes constantly out there working.Pead was drafted 50th overall in 2012 by the St. Louis Rams but carried the ball only 19 times for them and missed the 2014 season because of a knee injury.After the Rams released him last September, he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers but never saw action.It teaches you the downside of how this league can be, Pead said.Already discouraged by a succession of unsuccessful tryouts last spring, he wasnt optimistic about landing a deal after he worked out for the Dolphins.I dropped a couple of balls, I stumbled a few times, Pead said. I texted my agent, `I think I blew this one.Miami called later that day with a contract offer.We knew his background, Gase said. He did enough in the workout. It wasnt as bad as he was making it out to be. He did well enough for us to say, `Lets give this guy a shot, and he has made the most of it.When Peads career is done, he still plans to start a business with dump trucks or semis, but now hes thinking he might base his company in South Florida.I love it down here, Pead said with a grin, hopeful he has finally found an NFL home.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve-Wine His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/steven-wine Taco Charlton Cowboys Jersey . - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is not a fan of his teams use of the wildcat formation, saying "it makes you look like a high school offence. Taco Charlton Womens Jersey .J. -- Marshawn Lynch said Thursday it will be good to get back to football after the Seattle quiet talking running back wrapped up his final mandatory media session of Super Bowl week. http:///...ewis-Cowboys-Jersey/ . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. Alastair Cook was left ruing missed chances in the field as England succumbed to an innings defeat in Mumbai.While Cook admitted England had erred in selection - picking four seamers on a pitch where Indias spinners claimed 19 wickets - he felt the defining moments of the game came when England failed to take chances to dismiss all three of Indias centurions in the relatively early stages of their innings.Jonny Bairstow missed a stumping opportunity off M Vijay when he had 45, Virat Kohli was put down by Adil Rashid - a difficult caught and bowled chance - on 68, and Joe Root put down Jayant Yadav at slip when he had eight. Vijay went on to score 136, Kohli made 235 and Yadav 104.The frustration for Cook is that these things keep happening. The series against Pakistan was littered with missed opportunities - and Rashid also put down a tough chance off Kohli in Visakhapatnam when he had scored 56. He went on to make 167.I keep going back to the chances we missed, Cook told Star Sports. Thats why we lost this game.Yes, we would have liked another spinner. But with the side we had, we had opportunities to bowl India out for 400 and we just didnt take them.Obviously Virat played an extraordinary innings, but we had a chance to get rid of him on 60-odd. Yadav got a 100 and we had a couple of chances to get rid of him. And those are the things the game is changing on. This team, at the moment, were not taking those chances. Its those opportunities that have cost us.Cook also admitted England didnt need that extra seamer in Mumbai. Going into thhe match with six bowlers - two spinners and four quicks - Cook was obliged to ask Rashid and Moeen Ali to deliver more than 50 overs, while none of the seamers bowled more than 20. Taco Charlton Youth Jersey. That was a mistake, he said. Its kind of the problem when you dont have any games between Test Matches. We really wanted to see what four seamers looked like, because they are the bowlers so far on this tour who have given us the most control and our two best spinners have been Mo and Rash.Maybe if wed bowled first wed have more control with the four seamers. But clearly when you bat first, you didnt need that extra seamer.Whether it would have changed the game... we were in this game with the balance of that side. We had an opportunity when they were 307 for 6 to restrict Indias lead. Historically, 180 is a good score here in the third innings and its very hard to score much in the fourth innings. So we would have been in the game.But would have, could have isnt really good enough and thats the bottom line: we havent been good enough to get over the line.Cook had praise for Kohli, though: Hes in incredible form. Hes having one of those series you dream of as a player and a captain. You lead from the front and you score a hell of a lot of runs and thats a huge amount of credit to him. Hes clearly one of the great batsmen of our generation. And certainly in these conditions, hes very hard to bowl at when hes in this form. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '