Bears sign running back Benny Cunningham

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The Bears have added some veteran depth to their backfield.

Benny Cunningham, who played the last four years with the Rams, has signed in Chicago.

Cunningham has 171 carries for 748 yards and 93 catches for 752 yards in his four-year NFL career. In Chicago he joins a backfield that consists of starter Jordan Howard, who had an outstanding rookie season in 2016, and backups Jeremy Langford and Ka’Deem Carey. As a fifth-year player, Cunningham is the most experienced of that bunch.

The Bears may also use Cunningham on kickoff returns, where he has a 27.1-yard career average.

7 responses to “Bears sign running back Benny Cunningham

  1. The Rams haven’t had many bright spots over the past few years, but Benny Cunningham has been one of them. He makes clutch plays and lifts the team. Sorry to see him go.

  2. I guess the Bears are addressing their strengths instead of their many weaknesses.

  3. I kinda thought that for the money we are paying Markus Wheaton and Kendall Wright, at least one of those would be earning his keep on returns as well. But whatever.

    I think this signing is at least as much about upgrading the #3 RB position (Kadeem Carey, who was not a Ryan Pace pick), as it is special teams.

  4. Trust me Bears fans, this is a good signing. Very underated RB who made the most of limited snaps. Had great YPC and was above average pass catcher not to mention one of the top kickoff return men in the league.

  5. Bears fans will love this guy. He’s a solid football player. A guy you can count on to get the key first down. A great KO returner. Every great team has a player like this. Not too flashy. Stats aren’t eye popping. But consistently makes a big play when you need it.

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