Earlier today it was reported that Redskins CB Quinton Dunbar was skipping OTAs as he enters his contract year. JP Finlay cited Reuben Foster major knee injury during OTAs last year, and Dunbar's contract situation as possible reasons to miss the voluntary workouts. There appears to be more to it than that.
John Keim reports that Quinton Dunbar has request a trade or his release from the Redskins. Dunbar was in negotiations with the team before Bruce Allen's firing, and the hiring of Head Coach Ron Rivera. He has not been in contact with Rivera, and now wants out.
This will be the 2nd year in a row that a major starter has requested a trade or his release. Last year we didn't find out until the first week of June that Trent Williams wanted out. The team has more options, and time, now that they know Dunbar's request before free agency and the draft. There is the possibility that they could still work out a new deal, or move on depending on Dunbar's demands. Now we wait to see how Rin Rivera reacts.
Redskins corner Quinton Dunbar has requested to be traded or released, according to a source. Dunbar spoke with a member of the Redskins' administration tonight. He had been in talks with the previous regime about an extension but he had not had any... https://t.co/avJTJIFa4h— John Keim (@john_keim) February 10, 2020
According to source, negotiations had progressed with Allen and Eric Schaffer, but there's been no consistent dialogue since the changes. Dunbar, obviously, looking for security of a long-term deal. Dunbar is set to make $3.25 million in base salary with no guarantees in 2020. https://t.co/OGl7VDYbMF— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) February 10, 2020
Just spoke with Quinton Dunbar. He has requested a trade from the Redskins. “I don’t know them and they don’t know me. It is what it is.” Wants to play for a team that will commit long-term.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) February 11, 2020