Defensive end Carlos Dunlap has played his final game for the Cincinnati Bengals. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported on Wednesday that the Bengals trade Dunlap to Seattle Seahawks.
According to Schefter, Cincinnati will receive center B.J. Finney and a seventh-round pick in exchange for the veteran edge rusher.
Dunlap, one of Bengals’ longest-tenured players on the roster, didn’t play much in 2020, with head coach Zac Taylor electing to give a chance to some younger players. This led the 31-year-old defensive end to clash with the team’s coaching staff, which included an altercation during Sunday’s game against Cleveland Browns that was caught on camera.
Dunlop made a push to be traded after this, and the organization happily obliged. They received pick and Finney, who fills the position of need for them while removing a disgruntled player from the locker room.
Carlos Dunlap spent his entire career with the Bengals, playing 155 regular-season games for the franchise in the past 11 years. He compiled 490 tackles and 82.5 sacks during that period while also making two Pro Bowls.
Dunlap is now getting a fresh start with the Seahawks, where he is expected to play a major role given the team’s pass rush struggles. Also, he has an opportunity to compete for a Super Bowl instead of playing for a rebuilding franchise.