Quinton Dunbar, a veteran cornerback who spent his first five seasons with a Redskins, has been traded into the Seahawks in the market for a fifth-round selection, based on ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Washington employed a fifth-round pick earlier in the afternoon to acquire quarterback Kyle Allen in the Panthers.
He emerged in 58 regular-season games for the Redskins, getting 25 stars. Throughout his period with Washington, the 6-foot-2, 202-pound defensive back listed 150 tackles, nine interceptions and 35 passes defended. Last year, Dunbar began in four of the 11 games that he appeared in, documenting a career-high four interceptions while dividing eight moves.
Dunbar will combine a Seahawks defense which has been very much a bend-but-not-break device that depended upon turning the ball within 2019. Last year, the Seahawks’ defense finished 22nd at the NFL in scoring and rushing yards allowed, 27th in passing yards allowed, 16th in red zone defense and 26th in red-zone efficiency. Conversely, the device finished third at the league with 32 forced turnovers, while aided Seattle move 11-5 during the regular season before bowing out into the Packers in the second round of the playoffs.
The Seahawks have been busy in free agency. They’ve added several pieces to their offensive line, signing offensive tackles Cedric Ogbuehi and Brandon Shell along with guards B.J. Finney and Chance Warmack. Seattle has also re-signed DE Bruce Irvin, who recorded a career-high 8.5 sacks in 13 games last season, and Jarran Reed, who is one season removed from his 10.5-sack campaign during the 2018 season.
Seattle has yet to re-sign DE Jadeveon Clowney, who remains on the open market.