The Cincinnati Bengals might have a trade or two to make heading into the deadline.
Bengals defensive lineman Carlos Dunlap does not appear to be happy with his role right now. Dunlap, a 31-year-old defensive end who’s been with the franchise since 2010, expressed his frustration last weekend.
Dunlap was relegated to third-down duties in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens last weekend. He did not appear to be happy about it.
“It just seems like this is what the coaches want,” Dunlap said. “I don’t know what their thought is. But evidently, the focus is on third down, so we have to get them to third down with the young boys and then do what I’m asked to do.”
Dunlap added that he wasn’t told about his role until the depth chart was posted.
“That’s crazy, right?” Dunlap said. “I mean, you would think common decency would be something like that. I mean, it’s not like I’m injured or anything. I’m not nursing anything. I’ve been blessed. Eleven years in the game. But I understand business, and evidently, this is the business they want to do.”
Now, the former Florida Gators star has taken to Instagram to call out the team.
— Austin Elmore (@autyelmore) October 24, 2020
Dunlap was a second-round pick out of Florida in 2010. At this point, it won’t be surprising if he’s traded before the deadline.
Cincinnati is 1-4-1 on the season, set to take on the Browns on Sunday.