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Carlos Dunlap is back in Cincinnati and was at Paul Brown Stadium on Wednesday

The Bengals defensive end has been absent for OTAs thus far, but he’s back in town for the final few days before mandatory minicamp gets underway next week.

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Guess who’s back in town?

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Carlos Dunlap showed up in Cincinnati on Wednesday, making his first appearance at the stadium since offseason team activities began this spring.

It’s unclear if he took part in practice on Wednesday, but he’s definitely back and it seems he’ll be participating in mandatory minicamp next week.

Dunlap also posted this picture on Wednesday, posing with teammates George Iloka and William Jackson inside Paul Brown Stadium.

Just in case you weren’t completely sold that he’s really back, Dunlap posted videos of himself on his Instagram story driving to the Stadium with Cincinnati geotags.

Dunlap is set to become a free agent in 2019 if the Bengals don’t extend his contract prior to then. He will earn $7 million this season if he doesn’t reach an extension with the team before the year gets underway. He should have earned a $300,000 workout bonus, but will forfeit that money due to missing OTAs thus far.

“That’s a lot of money. No denying that,” Dunlap told upon his return. “I value my training down in Florida. I’m making sure I’m in the best shape possible to meet the things they perceive as deficient and things I didn’t do well last year. I feel like that will pay off.”

All that aside, it’s great to see Dunlap back in Cincinnati!