Quinton Dunbar is upset with his current contract situation with the Redskins. So much that he told JP Finlay that he was requesting a trade from the team on Monday and is looking for more long-term security.
"I don’t know them and they don’t know me," he said. "It is what it is.”
Now, the cornerback is reportedly denying that he said he wanted a trade, according to Doc Walker.
"He says that was overblown. Not a fact. He's not threatening to be traded or going on. He simply wants to know where he stands with coach (Ron Rivera). And he says he'll be here tomorrow to talk to coach," Walker said on his Doc & Galdi radio show Wednesday morning.
This refutes not only Finlay's reporting but that of several others. ESPN's John Kiem and the Washington Post's Kareem Copeland also said that Dunbar was looking for a way out of Washington.
Walker went on to clarify that Dunbar wants to know if he is "one of the key guys" under the new regime with Rivera and his coaching staff. He's unsure if the plan going forward involves him. Playing the final year of a light salary, with no guaranteed money for the season, his next contract is likely to determine his future.
"He's requesting to talk to coach to find out 'what you guys think of me,'" Walker said. On the threat of skipping OTAs, "he said 'I wanted to know where I stood. I'm going to make decisions based on what they said about me."
With Rivera and Dunbar meeting on Thursday, this could all be wrapped up relatively soon and just a blip on the Redskins offseason. Or, it could continue to drag on through training camp. One thing that is certain is Dunbar wants to have an idea of his future before the season starts.
The full segment on Walker revealing what Dunbar divulged to him can be accessed here.
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