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Redskins sign CB Quinton Dunbar to three-year contract extension

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The Washington Redskins have signed cornerback Quinton Dunbar to a three-year contract extension on Monday, preventing him from becoming a restricted free agent in March.

According to ESPN, Dunbar’s deal is worth $10.5 million with $5.25 million guaranteed and a $3 million signing bonus.

Dunbar, 25, was a receiver at Florida and converted to cornerback during his first NFL training camp in 2015. He reached career highs with 15 games, four starts, 28 tackles and eight passes defensed this season.

The Miami native is a candidate along with 2017 third-round pick Fabian Moreau to replace Bashaud Breeland as Washington’s second cornerback behind Josh Norman. Breeland is an unrestricted free agent, and Kendall Fuller is expected to continue his role as the Redskins’ slot cornerback.

In three pro seasons, Dunbar has 65 tackles, three interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery in 40 games.

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