Robey-Coleman, Dunbar Expected to Return This Week

The Rams should get an added boost to their depth this week as both cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman and running back Lance Dunbar are expected to return to the field.

Head coach Sean McVay indicated on Monday that both players should "be available this week to practice."

Robey-Coleman has missed the majority of Los Angeles' last two games after suffering a thigh injury against the Vikings. The USC product did not practice last week and was inactive for Sunday's win over the Saints.

But fortunately for the club, McVay says Robey-Coleman is about "90-95 percent" and should be ready to go when the team begins their preparation week on Wednesday.

"I think he's going to be good," McVay said. "He's going to be good to go. The anticipation is, he'll be ready to practice this week unless there's any setbacks — we expect him to be ready against Arizona."

With Robey-Coleman back, the Rams will gain some needed depth in their secondary, allowing free safety Lamarcus Joyner to revert back to a more traditional safety role as opposed to a slot corner.

Dunbar (knee) was also inactive against the Saints, although McVay says the running back could've played if he had to. Dunbar was limited in last Friday's practice after a "flare-up" in the same knee that landed him on the physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp.

But after a week of rest and rehab, McVay said, "unless there [are] any setbacks, we expect him to be available." He also noted that running back Malcolm Brown — who suffered an MCL injury in Week 8 — may return to the field sooner than expected.

"Hopefully we'll get a better feel for Malcolm as well," McVay said. "[But] it's looking like he's closer to returning, so if those guys are available then that will be a positive problem for us."

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