Now that Carlos Dunlap is on the market, he figures to be one of the better pass-rushers to hit free agency this offseason.
Because of how Dunlap’s tenure in Cincinnati ended, don’t expect to see a reunion with the Bengals.
Could they end up facing Dunlap in the AFC North next season?
According to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson, the Baltimore Ravens are among the teams already showing interest in the veteran defender.
Ravens are believed to have interest in free agent pass rusher Carlos Dunlap, according to a league source. Ravens and multiple teams are gauging market for talented veteran who has 87 1/2 career sacks, including 5 1/2 last season for the Seattle Seahawks— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 10, 2021
Dunlap, who routinely terrorized the Ravens during his 11 years in the Queen City, was traded to the Seattle Seahawks during the 2020 season after a falling out with the Bengals.
In eight games with the Seahawks, Dunlap recorded five sacks and 15 QB hits before being a cap casualty this offseason. He now has 87.5 sacks for his career and should be a nice defensive boost for whoever lands him.
The Ravens could be losing star pass-rusher Matt Judon in free agency, so adding a guy like Dunlap could help offset that loss.
Hopefully, the Bengals won’t have to see him twice within the division next season, especially the ongoing issues with the offensive line.