AP Source: Seahawks acquire CB Quinton Dunbar from Redskins

Seattle Seahawks have acquired cornerback Quinton Dunbar of the Washington Redskins for a choice from the fifth round, a person with knowledge of the move said Monday. “data-reactid =” 12 “> RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks have taken on cornerback Quinton Dunbar from the Washington Redskins for a fifth-round pick, a person with knowledge of the move said Monday.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the deal was not announced. ESPN first reported the transaction.

The move responds to Seattle’s need for cornerback depth and Dunbar should jump into the league immediately as a potential starter. At 6 feet-2 with long arms, Dunbar fits the corner backs Seattle wants to have in its defense system.

Dunbar had four best interceptions for the Redskins last season. He started 17 of the last 18 games he played for Washington. He missed five games with a hamstring injury last season and made it clear that he wanted to play somewhere other than Washington for the coming season.

Shaquill Griffin had a solid season last year, Seattle’s pass defense as a whole was a problem. Griffin’s pendant Tre flowers was often picked up by opposing quarterbacks, especially when the moderate pass rush in Seattle failed to cause any disruption. “data-reactid =” 16 “> Cornerback was on Seattle’s needs list. While Shaquill Griffin had a solid season last year, pass defense as a whole was a problem Griffin’s counterpart Tre Flowers was often bullied by opponents of the quarterbacks, especially when the moderate pass rush in Seattle could not cause a disruption.

Dunbar will likely challenge Flowers for the starter roll. Flowers was a college safety in Oklahoma State, but made the switch to cornerback for his rookie season in 2018. He started 15 games last season and was targeted 101 times, giving a completion rate of 60.4% and a passer of 72 , 5, according to Pro Football Reference.

AP Sports Writer Stephen Whyno contributed to this report.

More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP-NFL

Leave a Comment