Rams News: Lance Dunbar Expected To Play Versus Houston Texans

The Los Angeles Rams have become the league’s highest-scoring offense midway through the year thanks to the leadership of head coach Sean McVay. The rookie head coach has done a nice job of surrounding quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley with some solid playmakers to help revitalize the offense.

It goes without saying that the results have been wonderous with the Rams now having a formidable offense. Now Los Angeles will be adding another potential playmaker to the 53-man roster. Sean McVay announced during the team press conference that running back Lance Dunbar is expected to play for the first time this year against the Houston Texans:

“Lance has had a good week. It looks like right we’re going to try to find a way to get Lance up, activate him and he’ll be a guy that we’re counting on, on Sunday unless something changes in the meantime,” McVay said. “But, it was good to get Lance back out there. He’s been practicing for the last couple weeks and now this will offer and opportunity for us to see him on Sunday.”

It was expected that Dunbar would be moved to the final roster following the season-ending injury to safety Cody Davis. However, with second-string running back Malcolm Brown now out for a couple weeks, the versatile back could see some immediate action this Sunday.

This spells good news for Dunbar considering wideout Tavon Austin has largely been relegated to the role he was supposed to fill in the offseason. With Brown now out, Dunbar will have an opportunity to garner some touches over the next few games.