TRADE: Bengals Trading DE Carlos Dunlap To Seahawks

Adam Schefter reports that the Bengals have traded veteran DE Carlos Dunlap to the Seahawks on Wednesday. "<strong

Schefter adds that the Seahawks are sending OL B.J. Finney to the Bengals along with a seventh-round pick.

Earlier in the day, Rapoport mentioned that the Bengals had told Dunlap to stay home and not come into the team facility as they worked to try and trade him. 

Things had 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.

The Seahawks could really use a pass rusher, but they may need to make a move for cap room to complete the Dunlap trade. 

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.

Finney, 29, wound up signing on with the Steeler as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas State back in 2015. He was waived at the start of the 2015 season and later signed to the Steelers’ practice squad.

Pittsburgh brought Finney back on an exclusive rights contract in 2018 and re-signed him to a second-round restricted tender last offseason. The Seahawks signed Finney to a two-year, $8 million deal during the offseason. 

In 2020, Finney has been active for six games, but has served as a backup. 

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