Detroit Lions to hold CB Quinton Dunbar on free agency visit
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Detroit Lions have scheduled a visit to Quinton Dunbar next week. Dunbar is slated to meet the Arizona Cardinals next week as well. The order of these visits is not apparent from Rapoport’s tweet.
Dunbar is a six-year veteran despite joining the NFL in 2015 as an unoccupied wide receiver. He found a home with the Washington Football team and quickly rose to make a meaningful contribution to the full-back. By 2018, he had earned a three-year extension in Washington worth $ 10.5 million. He became a full-time corner player that year, but a shin injury cost him nine games of the season. In the next season he started with eleven defended passes and four interceptions at career height.
Last year he was sold to the Seattle Seahawks, but he struggled again to fight his way through injury. Last season he was only able to stay healthy for six games before ending up on an injured reserve with a knee injury.
Former SEA and WAS CB, Quinton Dunbar, had two very different seasons over the past two years
2019 w / WHAT:
87.6 OVR (3.)
89.5 COV (2.)
8 INTs / PBUs
56.9 PR allowed (9.)
2020 w / SEA:
47.7 OVR (119.)
44.2 COV (119.)
3 INTs / PBUs
101.5 PR allowed (79th) #OnePride https://t.co/56FY6acqMc
– PFF DET Lions (@PFF_Lions) March 30, 2021
Earlier this week, Lions general manager Brad Holmes noted that the team was still keen to expand its skinny cornerback group.
“The corner position, I can say it with more than just the corner position, is a position that we will continue to address now (and) during the entire process, right up to the design and, if necessary, also after the design. It is definitely a position that will not be overlooked or ignored, ”said Holmes.
Dunbar’s fit with the team would be interesting. He has mainly worked as a full-back and could potentially compete for a starting job with Jeff Okudah or Amani Oruwariye. In the meantime, the Lions still don’t have a clear starter on Nickel Corner, and Dunbar doesn’t seem to be the answer there.