For weeks, free-agent cornerback Quinton Dunbar, one of the few Washington Redskins to remain a part of the team this season, was asking for a trade and suggested he wanted to be released in an attempt to land on his favorite team, the Browns. (In mid-December, the Washington Post’s Stepfan Taylor revealed that the Browns were making every move they could to acquire Dunbar, including offering to pay Dunbar’s 10-game suspension he was still serving for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.)

Early this month, the Browns did make an offer for Dunbar. But Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan told McCloughan’s predecessor Scot McCloughan he needed more time to consider the offer. McCloughan then informed his general manager in the sixth week of the regular season, and Dunbar still hasn’t been traded or released — and he’s been cut from the team — after being offered a contract in November by the Patriots.

“There are teams that just aren’t going to give me a chance. Obviously I have to earn it,” Dunbar told D.C. Sports Bog. “At this point, I’m not really willing to do that. For me, I just want to play. I’m ready to play.”