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Report: Seahawks acquire CB Quinton Dunbar in exchange for fifth-round pick

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Though Jadeveon Clowney remains unsigned, the Seahawks and general manager John Schneider remain active.

On Monday afternoon, Seattle reportedly acquired cornerback Quinton Dunbar from Washington in exchange for a fifth-round pick.

Dunbar, 27, started 11 games for Washington in 2019, and has started 25 over his five seasons with the NFC East outfit. At 6-foot-2, Dunbar has previously played nickel but made an outside cornerback spot his own in recent seasons. The cornerback broke out in 2019 with an outstanding campaign.

Dunbar requested a trade from Washington earlier this offseason, and a week after free agency more or less began, he was granted it.

As noted above, Dunbar is entering the final season of his contract, and is set to count as $3.5 million towards the cap. Dunbar joins Shaquill Griffin as Seahawks cornerbacks on expiring deals in 2020, while Tre Flowers—who Dunbar will likely replace as a starter—is under contract through 2021.

Pete Carroll is sure to preach competition whenever the acquisition of Dunbar can officially be announced, but it appears Seattle has found a new starting cornerback.