December 23, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar (58) and cornerback Cortland Finnegan (31) react and celebrate after they stopped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on 4th and goal during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. St. Louis Rams defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar could return to the Rams


The St. Louis Rams parted ways with veteran linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar Tuesday.

Dunbar recently earned himself a four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, which likely prompted the release.

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher blasted Dunbar.

“We’ve known about it for some time and, obviously, we’ve been dealing with it,”  Fisher told Joe Lyons of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “First and foremost, we’re very, very disappointed in his choices and his decisions. It’s selfish, it hurts the team, but we also see it as an opportunity to learn from a mistake. We discussed it with the entire squad last night and I think everybody understands the responsibility that each and every player has as far as taking care of himself and what you can do and what you can’t do.”

Even after all of that, Fisher isn’t ruling out a return.

“We haven’t said this is it as far as his future is concerned here,” Fisher told Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com Wednesday.

Dunbar, who had 115 tackles, 4.5 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles last season, is clearly still a productive player.

“Of course there’s a good possibility,” Fisher said, when asked about Dunbar’s potential return. “Anything is possible.”

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