Linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar signed a two-year contract worth up to $3.5 million to remain with the Rams on Thursday night, a deal that came without the twists and turns of the Saffold saga.
Dunbar played in 12 games with 10 starts for the Rams in 2013 after serving a four-game suspension to start the year because of a violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Upon his return, Dunbar figures to fill a similar role. He'd also probably like a return to something closer to his 2012 production when he posted 113 tackles, four and a half sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions.
In 2014, Dunbar will be reunited with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Williams coached Dunbar in New Orleans from 2009 to '11 and was supposed to be his coordinator in St. Louis before the NFL suspended Williams for his role in the Saints bounty scandal.
The Rams officially re-hired Williams as defensive coordinator in February. Dunbar turned 29 on Thursday.