The injuries continue to pile up for the Redskins as the team announced Wednesday that Quinton Dunbar and Trey Quinn will end their season on the injured reserve list.
Dunbar entered the season as a starting cornerback and played well in the first half of the year. He grabbed an interception in the season opener in Arizona and looked poised for a big season.
During practing before the Cowboys game in Week 7, Dunbar injured a nerve in his leg and his season fell apart. He didn't play for a few weeks, tried to suit up against the Falcons, and could not run like he needed. He missed another few weeks before a return in Dallas on Thanksgiving. That game was a disaster as it became obvious Dunbar could not hit his normal speed.
He recently landed on the inactive list for the Eagles game before the Redskins shut him down for the year.
On the season, Dunbar finished with two interceptions and nine passes defensed to go with 39 tackles in seven games. Remember, too, for two of those games, Dunbar wasn't even close to healthy, which shows just how impressive his play was early on.
Quinn played even less than Dunbar, and in an odd turn, this marks his second time this season on the IR. He played a few snaps Week 1 in Arizona before hurting his ankle and going to injured reserve. He sat out the mandatory eight games, and then the Redskins re-activated him before the Texans game in Week 11. In Week 12 he caught a touchdown against the Cowboys, but after that game, his ankle injury flared back up.
On the season, Quinn finished with nine catches for 75 yards and one touchdown in three games.
Not as expected but a fun couple of games I got to experience with y’all- thank you Skins fans for the rookie year support and thank you trey fans for what y’all do for me- time to hit the… https://t.co/yWjoodA9Tb— Trey Quinn (@treyquinn8) December 5, 2018
While Dunbar was a bigger key to the Redskins defense, Quinn provided a spark when he hit the field for the offense.
Losing both is a blow, in a season full of bad injuries. The headline remains losing Alex Smith and Colt McCoy to broken legs, but the team also lost Pro Bowl guard Brandon Scherff and free agent addition WR Paul Richardson.
Additionally, the Redskins moved guard Jonathan Cooper to the injured reserve at the same time as Quinn and Dunbar. Cooper was brought in after Scherff got injured.
To fill out the roster, Washington added QB Josh Johnson, C Demetrius Rhaney, G Zac Kerin and DE Marcus Smith.
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