Pro Bowl DE Carlos Dunlap Visiting the Chiefs

Carlos Dunlap with the Bengals in 2017
Carlos Dunlap with the Bengals in 2017. Photo by Adam Lacy/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to boost their pass rushing unit with Pro Bowl defensive end Carlos Dunlap. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Dunlap visited the Chiefs on Wednesday to discuss a potential deal.

Dunlap is considered one of the best, if not the best, remaining edge pass rushers on the free market. The 33-year-old player spent 2021 with the Seattle Seahawks, making 34 tackles and 8.5 sacks. He also had one forced fumble and seven pass deflections.

The Chiefs considered the defensive end one of the positions of need befoe entering the training camp. They are projected to lean heavily on 2022’s first-round selection George Karlaftis and veteran Frank Clark, while also possibly using All-Pro defensive tackle Chris Jones there. If Dunlap comes to Kansas City, he will most likely step in the veteran backup role that Melvin Ingram played so well last year.

Carlos Dunlap spent the majority of his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals. He made two Pro Bowls in 11 years with the franchise before being traded to the Seattle Seahawks midway through the 2020 campaign. Dunlap’s pro stats include 539 tackles, 96.0 sacks, 21 forced fumbles, 69 pass deflections, and one defensive touchdown. 

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