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Benny Cunningham RB

Chicago Bears

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
5%0%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
11211014.801

Player Updates

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Bears' Benny Cunningham: Signs with Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cunningham (neck) signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Cunningham spent the first four seasons of his career with the Rams mainly as a passing-down back and kickoff returner. His 2016 campaign was ultimately cut short due to a neck injury in Week 14. The Middle Tennessee State product figures to have an opportunity to secure a pass-catching role beside Jordan Howard, as well as a kick return role. However, more clarity regarding his status on the team's depth chart is unlikely to be known until closer to training camp.

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Benny Cunningham: Visiting Chicago after Rams sign Dunbar
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cunningham (neck) is visiting with the Bears on Tuesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

The 2013 UDFA was effective but unspectacular in his role as a passing-down back and kickoff returner during his four-year tenure in St. Louis. The Rams' recent signing of fellow pass-catching back Lance Dunbar suggests the team doesn't plan to retain Cunningham, who could slide right into a similar role if he joins Jordan Howard in the Chicago backfield. Cunningham did miss the final four games of last season with a neck injury, which could complicate a possible deal.

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Benny Cunningham: May be out of picture in LA
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rams signed Lance Dunbar, who could be a replacement for Cunningham (neck), the Los Angeles Times reports.

Dunbar and Cunningham are both pass-catching backs who have mostly been useful in obvious passing situations. It wouldn't make much sense to pair them on the same roster, though it's possible the Rams could give Cunningham another shot if he's willing to accept the veteran's minimum. Otherwise, Cunningham will look for another team in need of a third-down back and special teams contributor. He was solid in his specialized role in 2014 and 2015, but he only caught 16 passes for 91 yards in 11 appearances last season.

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Rams' Benny Cunningham: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Cunningham (neck) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Cunningham had already been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Seahawks after failing to practice throughout the short week, but the team has now elected to shut down Cunningham with the season nearing its conclusion. Malcolm Brown and Chase Reynolds would be in line to back up Todd Gurley, while Mike Thomas will likely return kicks with Cunningham out.

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Rams' Benny Cunningham: Won't play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cunningham (neck) has been ruled out for Thursday's tilt against the Seahawks.

Cunningham was unable to practice throughout the Rams' short week, and is now set to miss his second consecutive game. Malcolm Brown and Chase Reynolds will be in line to provide depth at running back behind Todd Gurley, while Mike Thomas figures to return kicks during Cunningham's absence.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/10/17DEN8:00 pm
P28/19/17@ ARI10:00 pm
P38/27/17@ TEN1:00 pm
P48/31/17CLE8:00 pm
19/10/17ATL1:00 pm
29/17/17@ TB1:00 pm
39/24/17PIT1:00 pm
49/28/17@ GB8:25 pm
510/9/17MIN8:30 pm
610/15/17@ BAL1:00 pm
710/22/17CAR1:00 pm
810/29/17@ NO1:00 pm
Bye: Week 9
1011/12/17GB1:00 pm
1111/19/17DET1:00 pm
1211/26/17@ PHI1:00 pm
1312/3/17SF1:00 pm
1412/10/17@ CIN1:00 pm
1512/16/17@ DET4:30 pm
1612/24/17CLE1:00 pm
1712/31/17@ MIN1:00 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2013 140472615.6561211
2014 162662463.7203112
2015 161371403.840016
TOTAL4631506474.3564429
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2013 1406599.8180002
2014 162453527.81910021
2015 161262509.64202112
TOTAL463776618.64212135
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2013 141329923.03200
2014 163596327.57502
2015 162571428.610203
TOTAL4673197627.110205
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013 1433.000000.0000
2014 1644.000000.0000
2015 1633.000000.0000
TOTAL461010.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013 1421010010
2014 1622010010
2015 1610000000
TOTAL4653020020
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/217
Birthdate:
7/7/1990
Age:
26
Hometown:
Nashville, TN, USA
School:
Middle Tennessee
NFL Experience:
5
Awards:

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