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Carlos Dunlap | Defensive Lineman | #96

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/28/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 280
College: Florida
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (54) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Bengals LE Carlos Dunlap was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 8.
Dunlap had a huge game against the Colts in a narrow Bengals win. Dunlap recorded one sack, batted down a pass at the line, and made several stops in the run game before recording the game-winning pick-six in the fourth quarter with Cincinnati trailing. He's currently PFF's No. 15-ranked 4-3 end. Nov 1 - 9:54 AM

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Bengals LE Carlos Dunlap is aiming for 23 sacks this season.

We haven't had a blurb on Dunlap in over two years, and he's quietly blossomed into one of the league's top 4-3 ends over that time. He finished fourth in the NFL with a Bengals' team record 13.5 sacks last season and made his first Pro Bowl. Dunlap is an elite IDP every-down player off the edge.
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 12:55:00 PM

The Bengals are expected to move Carlos Dunlap to right end in 2014.

Dunlap started 16-of-17 games on the left side for the Bengals last season, while Michael Johnson held down the right side. Johnson is now a Buccaneer. Dunlap recorded 7.5 sacks and played stout run defense in his first season as a full-time starter. Margus Hunt and others will compete at left end this summer.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 07:47:00 PM

Bengals LE Carlos Dunlap suffered a concussion in last week's loss to the Steelers.

It's Dunlap's second concussion of the season; he missed the entire preseason with one. He's recorded seven sacks and four forced fumbles in 14 games, while grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 11 4-3 end. Dunlap didn't practice Wednesday and will be up against the clock for Week 16 against Minnesota.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 05:11:00 PM

Bengals LE Carlos Dunlap (concussion) has been cleared to play in Week 1.

Dunlap missed the entire preseason, but the Bengals say he could've played in the exhibition finale. When healthy, Dunlap is Cincy's top pure pass rusher. He's a more explosive and "bendy" edge presence than Michael Johnson.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 04:11:00 PM

Bengals LE Carlos Dunlap (concussion) has been cleared for individual drills.

Dunlap is still a few steps shy of full clearance, but is finally progressing. He has been sidelined since July 31. The Bengals are confident Dunlap will be ready for Week 1.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 07:19:00 PM

Bengals LE Carlos Dunlap has still not been cleared to practice since suffering his early-camp concussion.

He was concussed in late July, so it's been over two weeks. Dunlap will miss the Bengals' second preseason game, although the team hasn't expressed concern about his absence. Rookie Margus Hunt has picked up extra first-team reps.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 03:46:00 PM

Bengals LE Carlos Dunlap is sidelined with a concussion.

That's no way to ring in Dunlap's new six-year, $40 million deal. It's not a major concern considering the date, but as we've learned all too well the past few years, there's no such thing as an inconsequential concussion. It's Dunlap's second known concussion as a pro. Provided he's healthy, we'd be surprised if Dunlap didn't go off for double-digit sacks this season.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 01:07:00 PM

Bengals LE Carlos Dunlap's new six-year, $40 million contract includes $11.7 million guaranteed.

That doesn't include a $5.7 million roster bonus that's all but certain to be exercised next March, or Dunlap's 2013 $1.3 million base salary. Dunlap has already taken home an $8 million signing bonus, and will net a $3.7 million "reporting bonus" next week. It's not a bad haul for a player who just turned 24 in February.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 04:55:00 PM

Bengals signed LE Carlos Dunlap to a six-year, $40 million contract.

Although Michael Johnson received Cincinnati's franchise tag, it's no secret Dunlap is their most talented outside pass rusher. Just 24 years old, Dunlap sparked the Bengals' defense when healthy in 2012, registering six sacks and four forced fumbles despite starting just one game. He'll be a full-time left end this year. Freakishly athletic, long, and quick at 6-foot-6, 280, he has more long-range upside than Johnson. The Bengals are paying Dunlap for projected production rather than past play. Johnson now figures to leave after his franchise-tag season. Contract-year DT Geno Atkins is next up for an extension.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 05:02:00 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer suggests Bengals DEs Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson will compete this season for one contract extension.

Dunlap, Johnson, and DT Geno Atkins are all in contract years. Atkins will either be tagged next winter or signed to an in-season extension; he's not getting away. Dunlap is more talented than Johnson and may be the Bengals' preferred long-term commitment, although he's been inconsistent and lacked durability. 2013 second-round pick Margus Hunt could be seen as an in-house heir apparent.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 01:42:00 PM

Carlos Dunlap has been working as the Bengals' starting left end at OTAs.

Dunlap, entering a contract year in his fourth season, has started just two games in his career, but, so far, he's been running ahead of veteran Robert Geathers. Playing as a rotational end last season, Dunlap graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 9 4-3 end. He recorded six sacks in 2012, and has 20 in three years.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 08:39:00 PM

The Bengals have held preliminary discussions about a contract extension with LE Carlos Dunlap.

Dunlap, entering a contract year, has flashed -- emphasis on flashed -- dominant ability through three NFL seasons. The Bengals would love for him to take the next step and become an accountable, full-time player. Just about to turn 24 years old, Dunlap is more gifted than franchise tag candidate Michael Johnson.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 07:55:00 PM

Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (knee) has resumed practicing, and is expected to make his 2012 debut in Week 3.

Dunlap hadn't practiced since going down in Cincinnati's preseason opener, but could immediately bump Robert Geathers back to the bench at left end. Dunlap will be looking to re-establish his 2010 form after seeing his sack total plummet from 10 to 4.5 last season.
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 06:57:00 PM

Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (knee) is questionable for Week 2.

Dunlap didn't practice at all last week and hasn't played since the second week of August. He did practice on a limited basis this week, though, and hopes to return. The Bengals missed their best pass rusher badly against the Ravens in Week 1, as Joe Flacco had all day to unleash the ball down field. If Dunlap can't suit up, expect a rotation led by Robert Geathers.
Sat, Sep 15, 2012 07:13:00 PM

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