The Seahawks’ career, which began with the broadest expectations of comparison with Richard Sherman and then reversed because he was involved in a well-publicized criminal investigation, ended quietly on Monday when corner Quinton Dunbar agreed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions. ,
In: announcement: Made by Danbar agency, Elite Loyalty Sports,, came after he paid an official visit to Detroit.
The news came 12 and a half months after Seattle acquired Dunbar during a trade deal with Washington, rejecting a fifth-round pick for the player who received the second highest score in all other Pro Football Focus corners in 2019. than Sherman. Last spring, former UW star Ray Horton told the Times with Washington as his coach:
But a month later, Danbar was arrested in Miramar, Florida, for his role in an armed robbery. Danbar was later cleared of all charges, but the incident sparked a Seattle career that never got back on track.
Legal issues contributed to the late arrival at the training camp. He showed that he was dealing with a painful knee injury that had never really healed. He tried to play through it, but the injury contributed to some disdain.
Dunbar finally underwent knee surgery, և coach Pete Carroll said that Dunbar will be ready in 2021. During the season, the Seahawks still consider themselves in their long-term plans.
“We’re talking to him the way we want him to be back,” Carroll said in January.
The Seahawks are thought to have tried to keep Dunbar, especially after Shaquill Griffin signed with Jacksonville last month, meaning both players who started the season with the Seahawks a year ago in the corner position, there are no more!
But Seattle must also be wary of its paycheck after taking a number of other steps in recent weeks that ultimately failed to keep Danbar afloat.
The fact that Danbar will not return now leaves the question of what the Seahawks can do to strengthen their corner position, which seems to remain a necessity.
Seattle has three players who saw corner points last year. Ahkelo Witherspoon (former 49-year-old free agent for one year) և Tre Flowers և DJ Reed Last season, Reed and Ers started playing for Seattle, and Reed started the last five games of the season in the right corner, instead of Dunbar.
The list of the corner also includes the former Husky Jordan worm Miller. In the fifth round of the Falcons, “2019”, which Seattle signed at the end of last season, և Gin Heslop, who was active for one game last season as a newcomer, like Marquis Blair. և Hugo Amadi, who will probably fight in the nickel corner.
Miller in particular could be a wild card in the equation. Violating the league’s drug-enhancing policy in 2019 և Suspending injuries last season meant his career in Atlanta never went off the ground. He played only 11 games for the Falcons.
But Miller is 6-1 և Seattle likes the length. With his hands measuring 32,875 inches at the plant in 2019, the Seahawks could consider him a legitimate competitor for playing time at one of the outlets.
Seattle can also look to add a corner to the project (which is a pretty good year) or through an agency.
And that could spur more talk of a possible reunion with Sherman, which remains available after spending the last three seasons with the 49s.
Last month, the NFL Network reported that neither the Seahawks nor Sherman would rule out a return.
Other veterans who remain available include Casey Hayward, Steven Nelson, Beshwood Bryland and Nickel Robbie-Coleman.