Lance Dunbar returns to practice for Rams, but will it even matter?

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There was some excitement in the offseason when the Los Angeles Rams signed Lance Dunbar, but injuries have prevented the running back from suiting up.

In a way, the addition of Lance Dunbar was supposed to be one of the most underrated moves of the offseason for the Los Angeles Rams since the team was hoping to see the running back return to his form from a few years ago when he was a member of the Dallas Cowboys. But after a mysterious knee injury prevented him from participating in the preseason, Dunbar started this year off on the PUP list for the Rams.

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Now, it looks like Dunbar is at least healthy enough to return to practice after doing so on Monday, but whether that means he’ll be part of the offensive plan moving forward for Los Angeles is a different story. As Rams Insider Myles Simmons recently pointed out, the team has three weeks to make the decision on whether to make Dunbar part of the active roster.

As bad as it sounds, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Los Angeles ended up realizing the decision to bring Dunbar on board in the first place was a mistake, and the best thing for both parties would be to just part ways. Keep in mind there were already injury concerns surrounding Dunbar since he hasn’t looked the same since his devastating knee injury in 2015.

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Plus, when looking at the current situation at running back for Los Angeles with Tavon Austin earning some carries along with Todd Gurley and Malcolm Brown, it’s not worth using Dunbar for a roster spot. At the end of the day, the Rams just need to realize their poor investment, and simply cut their losses when it comes to Dunbar.