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NFL removing Quinton Dunbar from Commissioner’s Exempt list

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The Seattle Seahawks received great news on Friday when cornerback Quinton Dunbar had armed robbery charges dropped against him due to insufficient evidence. Having been placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt list shortly after his arrest, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero says Dunbar will be removed from the list.

This means that Dunbar can join the Seahawks and practice with the team, but he’s not necessarily free to play Week 1. We’ll await the NFL’s decision on whether Dunbar will still get a suspension even though he won’t be criminally prosecuted, but the big thing is that he will be a part of the Seahawks secondary as we’d hoped when he was acquired back in March.

Feast your eyes at this group of players:

Projected outside cornerbacks: Quinton Dunbar, Shaquill Griffin

Projected starting safeties: Quandre Diggs, Jamal Adams

Key reserves/nickel package defensive backs: Tre Flowers, Ugo Amadi, Marquise Blair

On paper, this has potential to be a truly great secondary, which was clearly one of the top priorities for John Schneider and Pete Carroll.

Now about that pass rush...