Balzer: Dunbar expected to start on Sunday

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  • By Howard Balzer for KSDK Sports

    (KSDK Sports) -- The return of linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar to the Rams will cost the team $650,000 for the remainder of the season on the one-year contract he signed.

    The minimum salary for a player with five accrued seasons is $715,000 and Dunbar's deal is technically for $850,000, or $50,000 a week. With 13 weeks left in the season, including the off week, the total compensation will be $650,000.

    In addition, Dunbar can earn $1 million in unlikely to be earned incentives based on playing time and team qualifiers.

    Dunbar's salary for this season was originally $1.3 million and also included $500,000 of likely to be earned incentives. However, the Rams released him shortly after his four-game suspension began at the cutdown to 53 players on Aug. 31.

    Dunbar has been on the practice field this week, and is expected to start at strong-side linebacker and play on running downs against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday.

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