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Lance Dunbar | Running Back | #25

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/25/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 187
College: North Texas
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Rams activated RB Lance Dunbar (knee) from the reserve/PUP list.
He should return as the No. 2 back with Malcolm Brown sidelined. Dunbar was expected to play in pass situations before his injury, but Todd Gurley is locked into an every-down role. The Rams also promoted TE Johnny Mundt from the practice squad and released OL Andrew Donnal. Nov 11 - 4:11 PM

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Rams RB Lance Dunbar (knee) is healthy and eligible to come off reserve/PUP this week.

The Rams may still be deciding what to do with Dunbar, but we'd bet they activate him shortly since they have very little depth behind Todd Gurley. Dunbar was signed to play in the pass game, but it's been Gurley as a true three-down back this season with Tavon Austin and Malcolm Brown sprinkled into the mix.
Oct 16 - 6:11 PM

Rams RB Lance Dunbar (knee) will open the season on reserve/PUP.

He will miss the first six games and has uncertain availability thereafter. Dunbar tore his patellar tendon in 2015, and it's fair to wonder if he's now dealing with a setback. Todd Gurley should begin the year as an every-down back.
Aug 24 - 12:02 AM

Rams RB Lance Dunbar is out indefinitely with a knee injury.

Signed to fill the pass-game role for new coach Sean McVay, Dunbar can't seem to get or stay healthy. He's been battling knee issues for years now. With Dunbar out, McVay said Malcolm Brown has established himself as the No. 2 back behind Todd Gurley. After not re-signing Benny Cunningham, perhaps the Rams will look outside the organization for help. Brown has a career 2.5 YPC average.
Jul 31 - 10:28 PM

Rams coach Sean McVay expects to use Lance Dunbar as a third-down back.

Dunbar should have a role similar to Chris Thompson in Washington. It's a downgrade to Todd Gurley's outlook, with Dunbar likely to play in all pass situations. Dunbar was phased out in Dallas last year, but averaged five catches per game before going down in 2015.
Source: ESPN
Mar 25 - 2:52 PM

Rams signed RB Lance Dunbar, formerly of the Cowboys, to a one-year contract.

Dunbar, 27, will replace free agent Benny Cunningham behind Todd Gurley. In Washington, new coach Sean McVay hammered Rob Kelley on early downs and gave Chris Thompson the third-down work. A similar situation could unfold with Gurley and Dunbar. Gurley has shown little as a pass catcher at the pro level and struggles in pass protection. Dunbar has 68 catches across 54 games.
Mar 16 - 9:05 AM

Free agent RB Lance Dunbar is visiting the Rams on Wednesday.

Dunbar tore his ACL in 2015 and saw his snaps cut dramatically last season after the Cowboys drafted three-down back Ezekiel Elliott. Dunbar ended up playing just 143 snaps, rushing nine times for 31 yards and one score while catching 16 passes for 122 yards. The Rams need a No. 2 back.
Mar 15 - 9:33 AM

Lance Dunbar rushed three times for 20 yards and caught 3-of-6 targets for 19 yards Week 17 against the Eagles.

Dunbar saw plenty of snaps on passing downs, and he dominated work late in the game. He will return to a sparsely used third-down role in the playoffs.
Jan 1 - 4:16 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) is questionable for Week 9 against the Browns.

Dunbar has practiced fully all week and should be all systems go for Sunday's game in Cleveland. Look for him to share change-of-pace duties behind starter Ezekiel Elliott.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 03:40:00 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) is practicing in full for Week 9.

Dunbar was close to suiting up Sunday night against the Eagles but wound up being inactive. It looks like he's on track to return against Cleveland this week. Dunbar will function as the third-string running back behind Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris. He'll probably return kicks as well.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 04:29:00 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) is questionable for Week 8 against the Eagles.

He's was limited at practice this week. We're guessing Dunbar is closer to probable than questionable, though his fantasy value is non-existent with Ezekiel Elliott soaking up most of the carries.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 03:44:00 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

It's Dunbar's first practice in over three weeks. If Dunbar suits up against the Eagles on Sunday night, he'll be little more than a change-of-pace option behind workhorse Ezekiel Elliott and backup Alfred Morris.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 04:22:00 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Dunbar is still experiencing knee issues after suffering a torn ACL last season. Even if he returns in time for Week 6, Dunbar's role will be limited behind workhorse and Rookie of the Year favorite Ezekiel Elliott.
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 06:31:00 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) is questionable for Week 5 against the Bengals.

He didn't practice this week and is likely headed for his first absence of 2016. Dunbar has seen just 49 snaps on offense this year, so it isn't a big loss for Dallas. The Cowboys will continue to funnel their running game through workhorse Ezekiel Elliott.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 03:29:00 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) was held out of Friday's practice and is not expected to play in Week 5.

Whereas Jimmy Graham's patellar-tendon recovery has seemingly gone off without hitch, Dunbar appears to be experiencing setbacks. Dunbar's absence should translate to a slight uptick in passing-game usage for Ezekiel Elliott.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jared Goff
2Sean Mannion
3Brandon Allen
RB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
3Lance Dunbar
4Justin Davis
GLB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
3RB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
WR11Robert Woods
2Tavon Austin
3Josh Reynolds
WR21Sammy Watkins
2Cooper Kupp
3Pharoh Cooper
4Mike Thomas
WR31Cooper Kupp
TE1Tyler Higbee
2Gerald Everett
3Derek Carrier
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Cornelius Lucas
LG1Rodger Saffold
C1John Sullivan
2Austin Blythe
RG1Jamon Brown
RT1Rob Havenstein
2Cornelius Lucas
K1Greg Zuerlein