Steven Dunbar Jr. signs in UFL following release from Edmonton Elks

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Steven Dunbar Jr. has agreed to terms with the Houston Roughnecks of the United Football League following his release from the Edmonton Elks earlier this month.

The 28-year-old played 13 games with the Elks in 2023 and made 39 receptions for 536 yards and five touchdowns. He finished the season on the six-game injured list and was the third-highest-paid receiver in the league. His release came shortly before he was due an off-season roster bonus of $65,000.

The six-foot-three, 202-pound target broke into the CFL as a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2021. He made 116 catches for 1,630 yards and 10 touchdowns over two seasons with the club and was named an East Division all-star in 2022.

The native of New Orleans, La. went unselected in the 2018 NFL Draft out of the University of Houston. He was a member of the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, and Dallas Renegades of the XFL prior to coming to the CFL.

Other players with CFL ties to sign in the UFL were former Ottawa Redblacks’ offensive lineman Juwann Bushell-Beatty, former Hamilton Tiger-Cats strong-side linebacker Kameron Kelly, and Canadian offensive lineman Sage Doxtater, all of whom signed with the St. Louis Battlehawks.

The UFL season will get underway on March 30, though the full schedule has yet to be announced.

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