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Chicago Bears sign RB Benny Cunningham

The Chicago Bears have signed former Rams RB Benny Cunningham.

The Chicago Bears signed RB Benny Cunningham to a one-year contractCunningham has appeared in 57 games with 3 starts, notching 748 rushing yards on 171 attempts (4.4 avg) and 752 yards on 93 catches (8.1 avg) and five total touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving) in four seasons with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams (2013-16). On special teams, he has posted 2,575 yards on 95 kickoff returns (27.1 avg). Cunningham’s 2,575 kickoff return yards are 4th most in the NFL since 2013.

Last season, Cunningham saw action in 11 games, tallying 21 rushes for 101 yards (4.8 avg) and 16 receptions for 91 yards (5.7) avg. He also posted the NFL’s 3rd highest kickoff return average last season after recording 22 kickoff returns for 599 yards (27.2 avg).

The Middle Tennessee State alum originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Rams in 2013.


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