The Cardinals, who were interested in Dunbar this offseason, brought him in for a workout today. He will join the team’s Byron Murphy-headed cornerback corps. This is a practice squad agreement, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus tweets.
Dunbar scheduled a visit with the Cards this offseason but ended up signing with the Lions. The rebuilding squad ended up releasing Dunbar ahead of the season, leading the veteran starter to the in-season workout circuit. Dunbar, 29, auditioned for the Bills last week but will circle back to the Cardinals, who have experienced some cornerback turnover this year.
Ten-year starter Patrick Peterson bolted in free agency, and replacement Malcolm Butler landed on the Cards’ reserve/retired list just before the season. The Cards also placed Darqueze Dennard on IR and then released him with an injury settlement. Although DC Vance Joseph indicated Butler could return at some point, the team has played its first three games without him. Murphy and fourth-round rookie Marco Wilson have operated as Arizona’s starting corners, with Robert Alford — who missed all of the 2019 and ’20 seasons — mixing in heavily.
Two years ago, Dunbar broke out with Washington via a four-interception season that ended with the former UDFA allowing just a 61.2 passer rating while targeted. Washington’s new regime traded Dunbar to Seattle in 2020, and an injury ended a less successful season after six games. The six-year veteran will have a chance to bounce back in Arizona.
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