Former 1,000-yard CFL receiver Steven Dunbar Jr. waived by UFL team

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Former CFL receiver Steven Dunbar Jr. has been waived by the Houston Roughnecks of the UFL.

The 28-year-old made his debut with the team on Sunday after starting the season on the inactive list. He was targeted three times and made one reception for 19 yards in a 34-20 loss to the Michigan Panthers.

The six-foot-three, 202-pound target played 13 games with the Edmonton Elks in 2023 and caught 39 passes for 536 yards and five touchdowns. He was the third-highest-paid receiver in the league but was released so the team could avoid paying him an off-season roster bonus worth $65,000.

The native of New Orleans, La. 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.

Dunbar 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.