Things have gotten tense between the team and Dunlap as the veteran has not handled his reduced role this season well, going after the coaches publicly in interviews and on social media. A teammate had to hold him back from getting in a fight with a member of the coaching staff in Sunday’s loss.
It stands to reason if Cincinnati can’t find a trade partner for Dunlap that the team will release him in order to end the current toxic state of things.
Dunlap, 31, is a former second-round pick of the Bengals back in 2010. He was in the final year of his five-year, $39.37 million contract when he agreed to a three-year, $45 million contract extension with the Bengals in 2018.
Dunlap has two years remaining on his contract and set to make a base salary of $7,800,000 this season and another $10,250,000 in 2021.
In 2020, Dunlap has appeared in seven games for the Bengals and recorded 18 tackles, one sack and two pass defenses.
We’ll have more regarding Dunlap as the news is available.