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Rams RBs Daryl Richardson, Isaiah Pead maintain friendship during training camp competition

Rams running back Daryl Richardson expects a heated training camp competition with teammate Isaiah Pead for the vacant spot left by the departure of long-time standout Steven Jackson.But the battle won't extend off the field.Richardson and Pead are not only roommates but the best of friends. The two second-year players bonded together last season as rookies and that kinship remains strong even though they are fighting for the same starting position."No matter what happens, we're cool," Richardson said.Explained Pead, "He's my friend and he'll always be my friend."Richardson, a seventh-round choice out of Abilene Christian and Pead, a second-round selection from the University of Cincinnati, have taken turns practicing with the first unit during the first two days of camp. The two alternated during Saturday night's practice and the early returns have them deadlocked.St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher has indicated that there are four or five players in the hunt for Jackson's spot. Rookie Zac S...

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