The Los Angeles Rams and former Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar have reportedly agreed to contract. The deal is for one year and worth up to $3 million as per NFL Insider Adam Caplan.
Dunbar provides a different skill set to the Rams’ running back corps as a speedster. Dunbar can be dangerous out in the open field, and the Cowboys had hoped he’d become a weapon. He never really panned out despite showing some promise in 2015 before sustaining a season-ending knee injury.
Dunbar’s stats don’t provide much insight as he only had nine carries for 31 yards and a touchdown last season. But, he has proven to be effective as a receiving option in the back field with a career total of 68 receptions for 646 receiving yards.
The Rams aren’t expected to bring back Benny Cunningham, although he is still a free agent. Dunbar is expected to compete for a roster spot, and could earn a spot as special teamer. He does have potential to be a decent kick/punt returner.