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Quinton Dunbar: His career timeline from undrafted free agent to Seattle Seahawks

Quinton Dunbar: His career timeline from undrafted free agent to Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks cornerback and former Washington Redskin Quinton Dunbar is facing four charges of armed robbery after allegedly taking roughly $60,000 worth of items from a cookout with Giants cornerback Deandre Baker. 

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday in Florida for both players' arrests. About a month-and-a-half ago, the Redskins decided to trade Dunbar to Seattle for a fifth-round pick. At this juncture, it appears to be a smart move for Ron Rivera and company. 

As Dunbar's football career hits a snag with an alleged felony, let's look back over the cornerback's rise from undrafted free agent wide receiver to a starting-caliber defensive back.

2010-2014: Florida Gators

Dunbar played under Urban Meyer at Florida as a wide receiver and experienced decent production over his four-year college career. He finished his time with the Gators with 111 catches for 1,500 yards and eight touchdowns. 

He went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. 

2015- March 2020: Washington Redskins

Dunbar was considered one of the top undrafted free agents following the 2015 NFL Draft and quickly signed a three-year deal with the Redskins. He entered his rookie training camp competing with the likes of Evan Spencer, Je'Ron Hamm, Colin Lockett, and Rashad Ross for a wide receiver spot. 

But just three months after he joined the Redskins, Washington decided to switch him to the other side of the ball. Coaches noticed Dunbar's ability to jam flyers on punt returns, so they moved him to cornerback. 

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Shortly after the beginning of the 2015 season, Jay Gruden moved Dunbar off the practice squad and onto the active roster as the fifth corner behind DeAngelo Hall, Chris Culliver, Bashaud Breeland, and Will Blackmon. By Week 14 of his rookie season, Dunbar was starting for the Redskins.

Following his rookie year, Dunbar solidified himself as the third corner on the depth chart behind Breeland and Josh Norman. He made six combined starts in his second and third season in the league, recording two interceptions and 13 passes defended.

Once 2018 came around and Dunbar re-signed with the Redskins on a three-year, $10.5 million deal, he was a permanent starter. However, a leg injury only allowed him to play the first seven games of the season. Dunbar became the Redskins' best cornerback in 2019 with Norman trending down. He started each of the 11 games he played and finished the year with 37 tackles and career-high four interceptions. 

Upset with his contract situation, Dunbar requested a trade from the Redskins following the 2019 season, but then denied that report a few days later. 

March 2020-Present

In the end, the Redskins decided to trade Dunbar to the Seahawks for a fifth-round pick. Seattle has not signed him to a new contract yet. 

Then on May 14, 2020, an arrest warrant was reportedly issued for he and Deandre Baker's arrest following an alleged armed robbery. According to the warrant, after an incident at a card game allegedly turned violent, Baker pulled out a semi-automatic firearm at a cookout in Florida. Under Baker's direction, he and Dunbar allegedly went around robbing people in attendance.

The Seahawks issued a statement following the reports that they are aware of the situation and have not been in contact with Dunbar as of Thursday evening. 

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DeMatha alumni Chase Young and Paul Rabil execute socially distant jersey swap

DeMatha alumni Chase Young and Paul Rabil execute socially distant jersey swap

Chase Young hasn't played a single snap for the Redskins yet and he's already swapping his No. 99 jersey with other pro athletes. 

Fellow DeMatha alumni and PLL star Paul Rabil got things started on Twitter by offering his No. 99 Atlas jersey for Young's, all the while abiding by social distancing guidelines. 

Young then responded, which feels like an appropriate time to mention how nonchalantly these guys throw around the triple-XL jersey as their jersey size. 

Rabil and Young, who share the same high school, have a mutual admiration for one another. A few months after the Redskins made Young the second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Rabil revealed he reached out to the young pass-rusher to congratulate him. 

Chase is great, man," Rabil said in June. "I shot him a note because obviously I think he's a generational talent, his athleticism, his size and his work ethic... I'm pumped to see him wear No. 99. We have that in common. Sharing some additional commonalities is something Chase and I went back and forth on."

From Rabil to Markelle Fultz, Young has plenty of support from local stars as he gets set to begin his career with his hometown team. 

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Tony Dungy won't say Redskins team name on air: 'It's not hard to change the name'

Tony Dungy won't say Redskins team name on air: 'It's not hard to change the name'

The controversy surrounding the Redskins' team name has gained steam in recent days as numerous investors have reportedly urged Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo to end their relationships with the franchise unless the name is changed. 

Several government officials have also reportedly denied Washington from potentially moving to RFK stadium in the future if they remain the Redskins. 

Now, more voices around the game have begun to let their objections be known, including two-time Super Bowl champion and Football Night in America analyst Tony Dungy. In an interview with The Undefeated's William C. Rhoden, Dungy admitted he's stayed away from using "Redskins" when referring to Washington's pro football team on the air. 

“It’s not hard to change the name,” Dungy said. “When I’m on the air, I try to just refer to them as Washington. I think it’s appropriate. If the team doesn’t want to change, the least I can do is try not to use it.”

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The increase in attention to the team's name comes at a time where racial injustice has become a paramount societal problem. Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, protests erupted across the country. 

“You can say, ‘This has been a historic name and we’ve used it for this team for X number of years, but in this day and age, it’s offensive to some people, so we’re going to change it.’ I don’t think that’s hard,” Dungy said.

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In his first public comments about his new team's name, head coach Ron Rivera said the conversation, "Is all about the moment and timing."

"But I'm just somebody that's from a different era when football wasn't such a big part of the political scene," he said. That's one of the tough things, too, is I've always wanted to keep that separate."

The Redskins have not yet responded to recent developments involving outside investors and government officials. 

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