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Carlos Dunlap took his parking spot sign with him after trade from Bengals

Carlos Dunlap

Carlos Dunlap’s exit from the Cincinnati Bengals has not exactly been friendly or amicable.

Dunlap was traded to the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday after ten-and-a-half seasons with Cincinnati. On his way out, according to his social media activity, he took the sign for his team-issued parking spot with him.

Why not? After all, this has been par for the course for Dunlap’s social media activity lately. Some of his posts prior to the trade were even stranger. He’s been unhappy with his coaches and his role, and he wasn’t afraid to raise eyebrows in a bid to leave.

Dunlap has still been an effective player. The 31-year-old had nine sacks last season before seeing his role reduced in 2020.

Carlos Dunlap traded to Seahawks from Bengals

Carlos Dunlap

Carlos Dunlap made it known in recent days that he wanted the Cincinnati Bengals to trade him, and the veteran pass-rusher got his way on Wednesday.

Dunlap has been traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a player and draft pick compensation, according to multiple reports.

The Bengals told Dunlap to stay home from work on Wednesday while they tried to work out a trade for him, so they were likely already negotiating with the Seahawks at the time.

Dunlap, who was drafted by the Bengals in 2010, has publicly bashed the team this season. He openly criticized Cincinnati’s coaching staff for their defensive rotations last week. Then, after the Bengals lost a tough game to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Dunlap took to Twitter to indicate he is abruptly selling his house. He deleted both of his social media posts.

Dunlap has one sack and 18 total tackles in seven games this season. He clearly believed he should have been playing a bigger role in Cincinnati, so it will be interesting to see what the Seahawks have in store for him.

Report: Bengals tell Carlos Dunlap not to show up for work

Carlos Dunlap

Carlos Dunlap has made it no secret that he no longer wants to play for the Cincinnati Bengals, and it appears the team is working to grant him his wish.

The Bengals told Dunlap not to show up for work on Wednesday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Cincinnati is trying to trade the pass-rusher, though it’s unclear if Dunlap will be released if they cannot find a trade partner.

Dunlap, who was drafted by the Bengals in 2010, has publicly bashed the team this season. He openly criticized Cincinnati’s coaching staff for their defensive rotations last week. Then, after the Bengals lost a tough game to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Dunlap took to Twitter to indicate he is abruptly selling his house. He deleted both of his social media posts.

Dunlap has one sack and 18 total tackles in seven games this season. He clearly believes he should be playing a bigger role. The 31-year-old is set to make more than $10 million in base salary next season, so trading him at this point in his career may not be easy.

Carlos Dunlap offered his house for sale after latest Bengals loss

Carlos Dunlap

Carlos Dunlap sure seems finished with the Cincinnati Bengals.

The disgruntled defensive end appeared to offer up his house to any serious buyer after the Bengals lost a heartbreaker to the Cleveland Browns. Dunlap even tweeted a brief description and invited anyone to come forward with “proof of funds” if interested.

It’s rare that you see a player air his grievances this openly on social media, but Dunlap has done it consistently. It was only Saturday that he openly criticized his coaches on social media as well.

Dunlap is a proud veteran who holds the Bengals’ all-time career sack record. Despite that, he’s been demoted by his coaches and is essentially a backup on a 1-5-1 team. In that sense, it’s understandable why he’s upset. He seems almost intent to try to talk his way off the team.

Bengals’ Carlos Dunlap airs out frustrations with role on social media

Carlos Dunlap

Carlos Dunlap has long been a standout pass rusher for the Cincinnati Bengals, but his role has been reduced this year. He’s not at all happy about it, either.

On Saturday, Dunlap posted a picture of what appeared to be the Bengals’ defensive end depth chart. It depicted Dunlap as the team’s third stringer at both end spots. In the caption, Dunlap suggested coach Zac Taylor and defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo had an “experiment,” but added “I don’t got time for this.”

Dunlap was relegated to third down duty two weeks ago. He made no secret of his displeasure with that move, and even added that he had not been told in advance of the decision.

The 31-year-old defensive end has spent his entire career with the Bengals. His 82.5 career sacks make him the franchise’s all-time leader. There’s been some chatter about a possible trade as a result of his reduced role and unhappiness. If Dunlap wants a move, he wouldn’t be the only member of the team who does.

15 NFL players with something to prove in 2018

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The NFL can be notoriously fickle. The risk of injury, the lack of guaranteed money, and the ever-changing game can alter the trajectory of a career very quickly. For some players, it leaves them in a position where they have to prove themselves again in order to re-establish themselves as top-tier stars.

Here are 15 players who are looking to do just that in 2018. They may have had off-field issues, a lot of injuries, are entering a contract year, or any combination thereof. Either way, all eyes will be on them this coming season, and it’s up to them to respond.

1) Odell Beckham Jr., Giants

There’s so much good about Beckham, but we haven’t seen enough of it in the last year or so. He hasn’t stayed healthy. He’s gotten involved in off-field distractions. He hasn’t produced to the standards he’s capable of even when healthy. Now entering a contract year, he needs to prove to the Giants and everyone else that he can let his football do the talking. So far, he’s reportedly off to a good start.

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Carlos Dunlap Has One Sweet Mug Shot Following DUI Arrest

carlos-dunlap-mugshotReading about Carlos Dunlap’s DUI arrest reminds me a ton of Tony La Russa’s DUI — both were so out of it that they were passed out at the wheel when police got there. Here’s the police report from the Gainesville Sun and their write up about the incident:

According to police, [officer] Rogers was dispatched to the area to check out reports of a reckless driver in a Chrysler. Rogers said that when he found the car matching the description, it was stopped although the traffic light was green. Rogers said he watched the light cycle through several times but the car remained stopped.

When Rogers approached the car, he said he saw Dunlap alone in the car and apparently asleep while at the wheel.

That doesn’t exactly sound too reckless to me. The only thing Dunlap had going for him was that he was still wise enough to refuse the breathalyzer otherwise we’d probably be talking about his .27 BAC right now. This is bad news for Florida considering they’re playing Alabama this weekend in the SEC championship game. Knowing the way Urban Meyer disciplines his players, Dunlap will just be held out the first offensive series of the game for Bama (but Urban will put him in there if the Tide’s moving the ball). I’m guessing the heat will be too much for Meyer to get away with not putting the clamps down after this. Roll tide, roll.