Seahawks acquiring CB Quinton Dunbar from Washington for 5th round pick

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The Seahawks have acquired cornerback Quinton Dunbar from the Washington Redskins in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick, a source confirmed to 950 KJR.

The trade and compensation was first reported by Josina Anderson and Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

Dunbar had requested a trade from Washington. In a since-deleted tweet, Dunbar had said that the head trained in Washington had lied to him about the severity of an injury to keep him playing additional games. Dunbar said he is 100 percent and has recovered from whatever injuries he had at the time.

Dunbar had a career-high four interceptions in 11 games played for Washington last season. He was signed by Washington as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and developed into a full-time started for the team. Dunbar has appeared in 58 career games for Washington with 25 starts. He has nine career interceptions with 35 passes defended and a sack.

At 6-foot-2, Dunbar has the size the Seahawks typically like to have in their starting cornerbacks. He would come in and likely compete with Tre Flowers for the starting job at right cornerback opposite of Shaquill Griffin. Dunbar was a wide receiver in college at the University of Florida before making the conversion to cornerback.

Dunbar is scheduled to earn $3.25 million with $250,000 in per game roster bonuses for the 2020 season, according to OverTheCap.com.

The Seahawks now have seven draft picks for next month's NFL Draft, which remains on the schedule amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Photo Credit: ARLINGTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 22: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys gets tackled by Quinton Dunbar #23 of the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on November 22, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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