The Redskins placed two more cornerbacks on injured reserve today. Quinton Dunbar had been having his best season, with 37 tackles, 8 passes defended, and 4 interceptions. His season has ended early again due to a hamstring injury that forced him to miss the last two weeks. Dunbar signed a 3 year, $10.5 million contract extension on 1/1/18. He will be entering the final year of that deal next season, and will likely need to be extended again before he hits free agency. Dunbar has been the team’s #1 CB, but injuries have slowed him down every season.
Danny Johnson returned to the team from the PUP list last week, and was immediately put into a starting role. He had 10 tackles and a pass defended in his return to action against the Eagles. That comeback was cut short on Sunday when he broke his hand against the Giants. He told reporters that he wanted to play this week with a club on his hand, but the Redskins decided to shut him down and sign a replacement. Johnson was an UDFA in 2018, and is also entering his contract year in 2020.
The Redskins signed two more free agent corners to keep Josh Norman off the field. Breon Borders(6’, 200 lbs) was signed from the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad. He was an undrafted free agent from Duke who was signed by the Oakland Raiders in 2017. He has bounced around several practice squads before finding a home with the Jaguars. He played in 11 games this year, starting one.
The Redskins also signed street free agent Dee Delaney(5’11”, 200 lbs) who was an undrafted free agent signed by the Jaguars last year. He spent time with the Dolphins and Jets, but hasn’t seen any significant playing time.
The Redskins moved Quinton Dunbar and Danny Johnson to IR and signed two more cornerbacks off the street. They will both play ahead of Josh Norman this weekend in Dallas.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) December 24, 2019