Carlos Dunlap, 31 years old, is a former Pro Bowler and has spent 11 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. Dunlap was a second round pick in the 2010 NFL draft and he is currently in the middle of a 4-year deal that is worth $54 million and it is supposed to expire at the end of the 2021 season.
The Cincinnati Bengals have reportedly told Carlos Dunlap to stay home until the team figures out his future. They told him to just stay at home instead of coming into work last Wednesday because of the previous incident that happened at Sunday’s game. The game score was 37-34 with the Bengals losing and the visiting Cleveland Browns winning.
There was only 11 seconds left when the Cleveland Brown scored the winning touchdown and it was then that Carlos Dunlap got in an argument with Lou Anarumo, the defensive coordinator over play calling. It was even shown on television how Nick Eason, the defensive line coach, was restraining Dunlap before the kickoff. After the game Dunlap was not available to speak and even posted a property listing on his social media accounts (later deleted). The post about his condo apartment was apparently a move to say “I want to get out of here”!
On October 8th, Dunlap told reporters during a news conference that he had been demoted from his starting role, then on October 19th he made an Instagram Live to speak about his frustrations, and on Saturday Dunlap posted a picture of the defensive end rotation that had him third and said “Zac/Lou they got an experiment, but I don’t got time for this”. During the game Dunlap and Geno Atkins, a veteran defensive tackle, only played 12 defensive snaps out of the entire game after losing against the Browns.
Finally, the Seattle Seahawks have acquired veteran defensive end Carlos Dunlap from the Cincinnati Bengals. According to Sports Net, “in return for Dunlap, the Bengals are receiving offensive lineman B.J. Finney and a 2021 seventh-round pick”. Most likely, Dunlap will debut on 8 November. This could put an end to Carlos Dunlap’s unhappiness starting a new chapter of his career.