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Redskins trade CB Quinton Dunbar to Seattle for fifth-round pick

Redskins trade CB Quinton Dunbar to Seattle for fifth-round pick

The Quinton Dunbar saga has finally ended.

The Redskins have agreed to trade the 27-year-old cornerback to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a fifth-round pick, NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay has confirmed. ESPN's Josina Anderson was first to report the news.

Dunbar, who wanted a new contract, had voiced his frustrations with the organization plenty this offseason. In February, the cornerback requested a trade, but later tried to walk that request back. But just a few days after that, another report surfaced that he still wanted out. Pro Football Talk reported on Saturday that the Redskins had been shopping Dunbar around, and they found a trade partner in Seattle on Monday afternoon.

Should Seattle not sign Dunbar to an extension prior to the season, the cornerback has one year remaining on his current deal worth around $3 million, zero of which is guaranteed. After trading a fifth-round pick to Carolina earlier on Monday in exchange for quarterback Kyle Allen, the Redskins netted a fifth-rounder back in return for Dunbar. 

Despite the Redskins forgettable season a year ago, Dunbar put together a career year in 2019. In just 11 games, Dunbar notched a career-high four interceptions and was graded the second-highest cornerback by Pro Football Focus.

Dunbar's departure likely means the Redskins will have to make another move, whether that be in free agency or the draft, to address the cornerback position. Despite adding Kendall Fuller earlier in free agency, the unit still could use an upgrade.

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As it stands now, the Redskins starting cornerback unit would be some combination of Fuller, fourth-year veteran Fabian Moreau and Jimmy Moreland. That won't suffice. With Washington shipping off their best cornerback to Seattle upgrading the position becomes even more of a necessity.In Seattle, Dunbar will form a solid 1-2 punch at cornerback with 2019 Pro Bowler Shaquill Griffin. It's worth noting that Dunbar will return to FedEx Field at some point next season, as the Redskins have a home date with the Seahawks in 2020.

Since taking over as head coach in January, Ron Rivera has preached building a culture where everyone buys in. By shipping Dunbar to Seattle, Rivera is sending a clear message to the organization: You're either in, or you're out. After weeks of speculation, Dunbar is finally out.

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Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury admits his iconic draft photo was staged

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury admits his iconic draft photo was staged

Of all the moments that arose from the one-of-a-kind 2020 NFL Draft, the view inside Kliff Kingsbury’s house was easily the most memorable.

The Arizona Cardinals' head coach was pictured on draft night in an iconic photo at his insanely beautiful house, which quickly went viral. However, in a pre-camp interview on Wednesday, Kingsbury admitted that the photo was indeed staged.

"Going into it I knew I was going to be super extra in the picture," Kingsbury said. "I do think the fire –– it was 100 degrees and sunny –– was a bit much, but I laid four phones on the table because the NFL gave us a couple...all the screens, I just wanted to make it as extra as possible and it turned out good. It made for fun."

The photo featured Kingsbury lounging on his couch during the draft with four cell phones, a laptop and two computer screens on the table in front of him, which he later claimed he had “just in case” something went technologically wrong. The viral picture also showed a view of the coach’s backyard with a huge outdoor kitchen, firepit in the middle and stunning view of the mountains in the background.

While the photo was staged, his house is completely real. Kingsbury purchased the 7,000 square-foot house in Paradise Valley, Ariz. for $4.45 million in 2019 after joining the Cardinals. 

If he ever has to take part in a virtual draft again, Kingsbury has ideas for the next go-around. 

"The NFL only allowed us to have one person at the house or I might've had some people on the float swans in the back, or a DJ, really doing it big. There's always next year, hopefully."

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Twitter goes crazy for Washington Football Team's new helmet decals

Twitter goes crazy for Washington Football Team's new helmet decals

The Washington Football team on Wednesday released an up close and personal look of all angles of their new helmets set to debut this season, and let’s just say they received the stamp of approval by many.

We’re not the only ones that stan a classic, crisp, clean look of the burgundy and gold. Big time D.C. sports fan and rapper Wale retweeted the reveal with the caption “We love to see”, confirmation that the award-winning singer is on board with the new vision. Dale Earnhardt Jr. also kept his reaction short and sweet with a GIF, followed by a “they look amazing” tweet.

On the other hand, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reacted by providing us with some bold predictions for the upcoming season. Ready for these hot takes? Florio’s first prediction is that “if Washington makes the playoffs in 2020, they'll remain the 'Washington Football Team' for at least two more years.” His second prediction reads “if they somehow make it to the Super Bowl (stranger things have happened), 'Washington Football Team' will become the new name.”

We don’t plan on ruling out any possibilities, but just know we have this one bookmarked. 

 

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