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Quinton Dunbar signs with Detroit Lions

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And just like that, the Quinton Dunbar era in Seattle is over.

The former Seahawks cornerback, traded last offseason from Washington to Seattle for a 2020 fifth-rounder, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions.

Dunbar played only six games for the Seahawks, ending his season on injured reserve with a knee problem that hampered him so noticeably in Seattle’s loss to the Buffalo Bills. He figured to be the starting corner opposite Shaquill Griffin before an armed robbery charge (since dropped) put his future with the team in some doubt prior to August. While he was still the Week 1 starter, Dunbar’s injury issues led to Tre Flowers assuming starter snaps and eventually Flowers was replaced by DJ Reed.

The high point of Dunbar’s Seahawks career was intercepting Cam Newton in Week 2 against the New England Patriots. Seattle’s offense turned that into a touchdown to go up 28-17 in the 3rd quarter.

Safe to say this trade was a dud. Seattle’s only secondary addition this offseason has been former 49ers CB Ahkello Witherspoon, so there are still question marks about the team’s plans at outside corner.

As for Dunbar, he stayed in talks with the Seahawks last week and had visits scheduled for Detroit and Arizona, but that Arizona meeting clearly is no longer necessary.