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Rams get a look at former Dallas Cowboy Lance Dunbar upon their return from bye week

By in Press Enterprise on October 31, 2017

By Vincent Bonsignore

THOUSAND OAKS — The Rams welcomed a newcomer to the fold upon returning to practice on Monday after their bye week.

Well, not technically a newcomer as Lance Dunbar has actually been with the Rams since the off season. But a knee injury the former Cowboys running back suffered last season reared it’s ugly head during OTA’s and eventually landed him on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list while costing him the entire off season and training camp and the first seven games of the season.

That all changed on Monday when Dunbar was officially back at practice with the club for the first time all year. And now the Rams have 21 days with which to decide what to do with him: Activate him to the 53-man roster or put him on the season-ending injured reserve list.

With Dunbar reporting himself fit and ready to contribute, it seems much more likely he’ll be added to the active roster at some point. The Rams signed him to compete for the backup running back role to Todd Gurley, figuring his versatile running and pass-catching skill set lined up perfectly for the role. Provided he’s healthy, Dunbar brings fresh legs and provides another weapon for head coach Sean McVay to implement into the best scoring offense in the NFL.

The Rams will apparently take advantage of the 21-day window before deciding whether to activate him.

“I think what’s great about that timetable we have is it gives us a chance to evaluate him, see how he handles it,” said McVay. “Just today, kind of just glancing, it looked like he was moving around pretty good. Everything that we’ve gotten from (Director/Sports Medicine & Performance) Reggie (Scott), as far as just where he’s at physically – very encouraging. He’s done a great job with his rehab and […]    

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