Rams Cunningham Heads To Chicago As Team Looks For A Center

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Benny Cunningham RB, Los Angeles Rams
Nov 6, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Benny Cunningham (23) carries the ball past Carolina Panthers free safety Tre Boston (33) in the second half of the game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Rams RB Heads To Chicago

One of my favorite players last year was one of the most unheralded. The Rams said goodbye to running back Benny Cunningham the day they signed former Cowboy Lance Dunbar. For the record, I, like a lot of Rams fans will be sorry to see him go.

Whether it was the eyes deceiving, and I don’t believe it was, Cunningham provided a significant spark when second year ROY Todd Gurley could not.

Benny wasn’t a fit with what new Rams head coach Sean McVay wanted to do with the running game. Los Angeles wants more versatility from their RB’s including them being a larger part of the passing game.

Cunningham was very good behind a bad offensive line, making some breaks for himself where the heralded Todd Gurley could not or would not. They’ll also miss him as a kick returner, a role second year receiver Pharoh Cooper will likely inherit.


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L.A. Still Needs A Center

Still needing attention is the guy likely to snap the ball to quarterback Jared Goff. The Los Angeles Rams are still in search of a center. Currently, it’s a seventh round pick from the 2014 draft, Demetrius Rhaney who is the only center on the roster.

Sean McVay has indicated the team may look to “cross-train” some of their guards at the center position.

How does that sound L.A. fans?

Exactly.

Nick Mangold, formerly of the New York Jets is the most familiar name still on the market. However, injuries keep him from being signed. Alden Gonzalez of entertains a few possible names that could find their way to Los Angeles.

The intrigue rolls on.

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