July 28, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) goes against tackle Dennis Roland (74) during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Not a good way to start training camp for Dunlap, who signed a new 6-year deal this offseason and will earn $18.7 million before the start of next year’s training camp and $20 million total during the 2013 and ’14 seasons. Dunlap was going into the final year of his rookie deal and had a cap number of $1.489 million.
Dunlap only has two career starts due in large part to his durability concerns, but does have 20 sacks in three seasons and he’s quietly developed into one of the most underrated pass rushers in the AFC.
Still, injuries have caused him to miss eight games over his first three NFL seasons, while also missing a lot of preseason action as well. He tends to get hurt early in the year and have nagging injuries plague him through the regular season, which is exactly what concussions will do to an NFL player, so here’s to hoping this is of the minor-est of minor concussions.
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