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Rams Trade Running Back Zac Stacy to the Jets

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- Zac Stacy got his wish. Just days after requesting a trade, the St. Louis Rams traded the running back to the New York Jets for a seventh-round draft pick.

"We thought the idea of bringing Zac in for that kind of investment would be very beneficial and increase the competition at that position," Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said. "He's had success in the league. Two years ago, he was close to a 1,000-yard back. This past season, his production wasn't quite as high, but we do think he's a good-caliber running back."

The Rams selected running back Todd Gurley tenth overall in the draft this past Thursday, prompting Stacy to simply tweet "Yikes." Less than 24 hours after, the tweet had been deleted, but reports had surfaced that Stacy requested a trade.

Stacy now goes from one crowded backfield to another. Stacy will join running backs Stevan Ridley, Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, and Daryl Richardson in New York.

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Report: Rams Running Back Zac Stacy Requests Trade

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After drafting former Georgia running back Todd Gurley in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night, the St. Louis Rams backfield is very crowded all of the sudden.

As a result, running back Zac Stacy has reportedly requested a trade. He tweeted "Yikes" just moments after the selection. That tweet has since been deleted.

Not long after, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Stacy requested a trade, and the team is apparently open to doing just that.

It is unclear where Stacy fits in the team's offense.

Stacy had a very productive rookie year in 2013, when he rushed for 973 yards in 14 games along with seven touchdowns. He struggled mightily in his sophomore season, running just 293 yards on 76 attempts in 13 games.

The Rams selected Gurley, who is viewed by many as the best running back prospect in the draft, using the 10th pick in the draft.

Along with Gurley, the team also has running backs Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham.

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Rams Release RB Daryl Richardson

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The St. Louis Rams have released former starting running back Daryl Richardson, helping them thin out their extremely crowded backfield.

Richardson finished the 2012 season on a strong note as a rookie.  He won the starting job as Steven Jackson's replacement during this past training camp but suffered a toe injury against the Arizona Cardinals in the season opener and never recovered.

In 2013 he finished with 215 yards and an average of 3.1 yards per attempt while playing in just eight games.

Zac Stacy received the bulk of the carries in Richardson's absence, supplanting him on the depth chart.  The Rams also drafted running back Tre Mason out of Auburn in the fourth round of this year's NFL draft.  Isaiah Pead and Benny Cunningham are the other running backs on the roster.

Richardson was scheduled to make $581,474 his season, and his release will save the Rams $558,526 in cap space.  He was claimed on waivers Friday by the New York Jets.

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Rams Clobber Texans 38-13 in Houston

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(HOUSTON) --  Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes, and the St. Louis Rams shocked the NFL by going into Reliant Stadium on Sunday and clobbering the Houston Texans 38-13.

The Rams (3-3) also added a touchdown on defense and special teams to win their second-straight game.

"I think everyone totally bought in," Bradford said.  "I think if you look at the way we've played the past two weeks; it's been a completely different mindset, a completely different attitude."

Rookie Alec Ogletree intercepted T.J. Yates and returned it 98 yards for a touchdown to make it a 38-6 game.  It was all but over at that point.

Yates came into the game after Matt Schaub sustained an apparent right ankle injury after he was sacked by defensive end Chris Long.  Some fans cheered while he was down after the injury, angering Houston's players.

"For them to cheer about something like that, it just shows they have no class," receiver Andre Johnson said.

Rams rookie Zac Stacy rushed 18 times for 79 yards.

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Rams Name Daryl Richardson Team's Starting Running Back

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(EARTH CITY, Mo.) -- Now that Steven Jackson is gone, the Rams need a new starting running back. The search is now over as the team has named Daryl Richardson the team's new lead back.

Richardson was battling Isaiah Pead as well as Zac Stacy, but head coach Jeff Fisher procalimed that Richardson will handle the load at the running back spot.

"Well, from a starting standpoint, yeah, I think Daryl would probably take the first snap against Arizona," Fisher said.

Meanwhile, this isn't much news to Richardson. "I ain't really surprised," he said. "This is what I worked for. I'm out here working every day and reached some of my goals."

The 23-year-old Richardson had a productive rookie season in 2012. He carried the ball 98 times for 475 yards. He has yet to score a touchdown in a regular season NFL game though.

Richardson's ascension to the starting role has been coming for a little while now. He started the first preseason game and had 44 total yards while Pead had a fumble on his first carry. On Saturday against Green Bay, Richardson had only took part in four plays while Pead was involved in 24 plays.

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