Lions add vet Quinton Dunbar to young secondary


The Lions' top two corners have a combined three years of NFL experience. They just added another who's entering year seven.

Detroit has agreed to a one-year deal with veteran Quinton Dunbar, his agency announced Monday evening.

Dunbar, 28, was a starting corner for the Seahawks last season, but a knee injury limited him to six games. He finished with five passes defended and one interception.

Dunbar's career began in Washington, where he tallied 35 passes defended and nine picks over five seasons. He played two of those seasons under Aubrey Pleasant, now defensive backs coach in Detroit.

During his visit with the Lions on Monday, Dunbar 'hit it off' with defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, according to Mike Garafolo. Glenn was a three-time Pro Bowl corner in his playing days.

With Dunbar in the secondary, Detroit will have an accomplished vet to play alongside and push the younger duo of Amani Oruwariye and Jeff Okudah. The club also signed fellow veteran Corn Elder last week.