5 free agents with ties to the Cincinnati Bengals

Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Carlos Dunlap
Cincinnati Bengals, Carlos Dunlap (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

Carlos Dunlap

Carlos Dunlap, another former 2010 draft pick by the Bengals, is currently looking for a home in free agency. Dunlap went in the second round of that year’s draft out of Florida and gave the stripes 11 great years before moving onto Seattle for the next phase of his career.

During his time in the Queen City, Dunlap became the all-time leader in sacks, and in 2015, he put up the most of his career with 13.5. He was consistently making plays and leading the way on defense and it was a bummer when he was traded to Seattle in the two-win 2020 season.

After one and a half seasons in Seattle, Dunlap was released and able to sign wherever he wanted. Recently, he met with the Panthers but not much has been said about the meeting since it happened last week.

Dunlap actually could make sense in Cincinnati. He’s still a productive player and could help their young and improving defense.