- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 5, 2018

ASHBURN — The Redskins shut down cornerback Quinton Dunbar and wide receiver Trey Quinn for the season Wednesday, moving them to injured reserve after the two had dealt with lingering injuries.

Dunbar couldn’t overcome a shin injury, which had sidelined him for six of the last eight games. The 26-year-old cornerback, who started opposite of Josh Norman, made multiple attempts to return from the injury, only for it to flare back up again during games. Dunbar had been dealing with a nerve issue in his shin.

“This is a unique deal,” coach Jay Gruden said last week. “When you’re talking about the nerve and you’re talking about that area for a guy who utilizes his speed, it’s tough. It’s only something that Quinton can help us along with. We’re trying to do everything we can as far as rehab is concerned, seeing the doctors and specialists for the nerve, but at the end of the day it’s all about what he feels comfortable with.”

Quinn, on the other hand, returned for two games after spending weeks on injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain. But Quinn re-aggravated the injury on Thanksgiving against Dallas. He missed Monday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Redskins also placed guard Jonathan Cooper on injured reserve with a torn biceps.

Washington now has 17 players on injured reserve this season. The team finished last year with 23 players on IR.

To replace Dunbar, Quinn, and Cooper, the Redskins signed quarterback Josh Johnson, center Demetrius Rhaney, guard Zac Kerin and defensive end Marcus Smith.

Washington had another roster spot available because they had yet to fill Cassanova McKinzy’s place after the linebacker was moved to IR last week with a torn pectoral injury.

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