Carlos Dunlap heading west after Bengals make trade

Carlos Dunlap heading west after Bengals make trade
Carlos Dunlap was drafted by the Bengals in 2010. (Source: Joe Danneman)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Defensive end Carlos Dunlap’s time with the Cincinnati Bengals has come to an end.

Bengals veteran defensive end Carlos Dunlap has been traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a seventh round pick and offensive lineman B.J. Finney.

“Carlos had many fine seasons here and showed rare physical talent that took him to multiple Pro Bowls,” said Bengals President Mike Brown. “I will always remember the role he played as a key part of exceptional defenses that we rode to the playoffs year after year. There are a lot of fond memories I have of Carlos, and I wish him well.”

The 2010 2nd round pick had become increasingly frustrated this season about his playing time.

Dunlap, who was in his 11th season with the Bengals, had not been on the field for more than 46% of the Bengals’ defensive plays since week four against Jacksonville.

The veteran DE was on the field for 23% of the defensive snaps last week against the Cleveland Browns.

His frustration boiled over to the sidelines in Sunday’s loss to the Browns.

Dunlap took to Twitter after the game to vent his frustrations (the tweet has since been deleted):

Carlos Dunlap tweeted on Sunday after the Bengals loss against Cleveland.
Carlos Dunlap tweeted on Sunday after the Bengals loss against Cleveland. (Source: Twitter: @Carlos_Dunlap)

Dunlap leaves Cincinnati with 82.5 career sacks - one sack short of tying Eddie Edwards as the all-time sacks leader in Bengals history.

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