Packers signing CB Quinton Dunbar to practice squad

The veteran cornerback has played for Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry in the past. 

From NFL Network: 

The Packers will be reportedly be singing Dunbar to the practice squad

For his career, Dunbar has accumulated 40 pass breakups and 10 interceptions. He last played in the regular season with the Seahawks during the 2020 season, appearing in six games.

The undrafted free agent out of Florida played his first five seasons in Washington, including his first two under Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry.

The Packers need all the help they can get at cornerback with Jaire Alexander on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and Kevin King dealing with an arm injury he apparently suffered against the Bengals. 

Dunbar began the year with the Lions and seemed in line to be a starter until a prolonged absence for what was dubbed as "personal reasons" and his eventual release

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nygary's picture

October 12, 2021 at 05:54 pm

I have said it before but you have to love gute staying very active. Lets hope Dunbar still can play at a somewhat high level.

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wildbill's picture

October 12, 2021 at 06:20 pm

Hope this doesn’t mean Alexander’s injury is worse than expected. But you can never have too many experienced DBs

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Houndog's picture

October 13, 2021 at 05:37 am

Unfortunately this, and the Packers tight lips on Alexander seem to point to a more severe injury than they're letting on. I hope I'm wrong.

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rstain99's picture

October 13, 2021 at 07:05 am

also Kevin (soft)King can't be counted on from week to week I am sure thats another reason

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Minniman's picture

October 13, 2021 at 04:04 pm

With the temporary 2020 IR rule (allowing an uncapped number of players to return in a season) being fully adopted, I wonder if the Alexander to IR is not so much of a sign of his injury severity as it is management of the active 53.

As I posted previously, I believe that we can take it as a strong indication that the injury is somewhere in the 'mid-grade' for damage......... As guaranteed, with the conservative Packers medical staff, if his shoulder was blown (either AC joint, rotator cuff muscles, Labrum or a combo of all), then he'd have had surgery already to repair it (look at Z's situation).

Also, as the post event footage showed that he wasn't in gagging distress, nor his shoulder dragging markedly (as it would have done if it was completely blown), nor him having to cradle it to keep in in place as he moved off the field (and on the medi-cart ride out of the stadium) - I think that at worst he's a candidate for some partial tears - meaning 4-8 weeks out and a return late (in time for the playoffs run).

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packer132's picture

October 12, 2021 at 07:07 pm

You can't have too many CB's as injuries happen every year. Good to see Gute looking to improve the team every day. Dunbar, Douglas, or Ento could help out the secondary in the coming weeks as Alexander will be out until the end of the year. Hopefully King returns, as he was rated the 3rd best player on defense last game. Jaylon Smith should see action against the Bears, and it will be another tough game.

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Crankbait's picture

October 12, 2021 at 10:46 pm

Packers will win this game buy a field goal at the most.
Way too weak offensive line for Rogers to get into rhythm and our Defense can't get off the field.
Once again Rogers or Crosby will be the difference.

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LambeauPlain's picture

October 13, 2021 at 11:05 am

That "weak offensive" line helped generate almost 500 total yards, the most so far this season. And with Jenks and maybe Myers back for the bares, the O line will be even stronger.

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Johnblood27's picture

October 12, 2021 at 07:12 pm

book my tix for the SB now!

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Swisch's picture

October 12, 2021 at 08:15 pm

It's no small thing to acquire a cornerback who has shown in the NFL that he can break up and intercept passes. He may be on the field a lot this season. At age 29, he may still be in his prime, with veteran savvy. Let's hope.

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LambeauPlain's picture

October 13, 2021 at 11:17 am

He also ran a 4.44 prior to his rookie year. However he only did 7 reps on the bench. He had some issues being charged with an armed robbery but all those charges were dropped as his friend was found to be the armed robber.

Interestingly, the Seahawks traded a 5th rounder for him prior to last year. He had knee surgery last year and bounced around recently.

Hopefully Dunbar is fully recovered because he has to be an upgrade of Yiadom who is terrible. No ball instincts and is mostly a spectator covering receivers. How he is on the 53 is an enigma, surrounded by a mystery, wrapped in a shroud. So far I think the Pack got the worst end of the deal trading Jackson for him.

At least Dunbar has made INTs, broken up several passes and has started many games.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

October 12, 2021 at 09:04 pm

This team is showing resiliency which hopefully benefits the Packers over the long haul as they get their talent back on field from injuries.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

October 12, 2021 at 09:49 pm

They worked him out first so I guess we can assume his knee from last year's injury is ok.

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PackfanNY's picture

October 13, 2021 at 09:09 am

Dunbar was alleged to have been involved in the Deandre Baker armed robbery case. Sounds like charges were dropped. There were allegations that people were paid to change some stories. I guess Gute was satisfied that there are no other issues.

https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/armed-robbery-charges-again...

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MITM's picture

October 13, 2021 at 09:21 am

Yup, first thing i thought of when they signed him. Not a good look

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LambeauPlain's picture

October 13, 2021 at 11:23 am

Charges were dropped. End of that story. Fortunately for him the law considered him innocent until proven guilty. Several witnesses signed affidavits clearing him.

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Coldworld's picture

October 13, 2021 at 01:07 pm

That was a murky tale. I’m not going to make any guesses at the right or wrongs. As far as on field matters go, Dunbar was decent if not good in 2019 and has worked with Barry. That should give insight to his character and also mean he should be able to pick Barry’s current D up relatively quickly. If he’s healthy, we just got better CB depth on the perimeter. I’m good with that.

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Johnblood27's picture

October 13, 2021 at 07:41 pm

...and Ray Lewis had nothing to do with that mans death...

...and Bill Clinton "did not have sexual relations with that woman"...

and on and on and on...

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

October 14, 2021 at 11:16 am

Is Kevin King ever heathy? Seems like the guys is constantly dealing with something.

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mbpacker's picture

October 14, 2021 at 12:55 pm

King definitely has dealt with the injury bug during his career.

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