St Louis Rams NFL Free Agency Report: Rams Agree to Terms with LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar

Shane GraySenior Analyst IApril 2, 2012

Jo-Lonn Dunbar
Jo-Lonn Dunbar

According to various reports including a tweet from the twitter account of Jo-Lonn Dunbar, the former New Orleans Saints outside linebacker has agreed to terms with the St. Louis Rams

Im excited, nervous & happy 2 b a Ram. Im blessed 4 the opportunity. Id like 2 thk god 1st NOLA & Saints Thk u 4 making my dreams come true.

Mike Sando of ESPN also shares a report that Dunbar will be joining Jeff Fisher and the Rams in St. Louis and suggests that he will add depth, at the very least, to the linebacker corps here and can play all three LB positions. 

According to Sando's above-linked report, Dunbar played in 68 percent of the Saints snaps in 2011.  

Dunbar just turned 27 in March and is listed at 6'1 and 233 pounds.  He had 58 tackles, six deflected passes and two forced fumbles in 2011. 

Dunbar seems as if he is anxious to get to work in St. Louis, as he expressed in this additional tweet

2 STL winning is everything & the only thing. I'm ready to give my ALL each & everyday. Work hard, Hard work!!

Jo-Lonn Dunbar (No. 56)
Jo-Lonn Dunbar (No. 56)J. Meric/Getty Images

The cupboard was essentially bare at outside linebacker in St. Louis before the reported Dunbar addition.  

Earlier in the offseason, the Rams lost free agent outside linebacker Chris Chamberlain to the team that Dunbar apparently just left, the Saints. 

Dunbar should have every opportunity to compete for a starting job with the Rams at OLB in 2012.  


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