Carlos Dunlap opts to not attend Bengals OTAs

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Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap is willing to lose $300,000, so he must be hoping for an even bigger payday.

According to Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Dunlap has continued his absence from Bengals workouts this offseason, by not volunteering for the first day of voluntary OTAs.

The 29-year-old Dunlap is entering the final year of the six-year, $40.6 million extension he signed in 2013, and he’s due to make $7 million this year.

There has been some discussion about an extension for Dunlap as well as Geno Atkins this offseason, but nothing has happened so far.

Dunlap didn’t attend the earlier workouts, forfeiting a $300,000 workout bonus he could have earned with regular attendance. But that’s a decision he’s making, and we’ll find out when the Bengals hold a mandatory minicamp in mid-June (when he can be fined for an absence) how strongly he feels about working out on his own.

9 responses to “Carlos Dunlap opts to not attend Bengals OTAs

  1. So, if my boss says work is voluntary this week but it will cost me $3,000 to miss……..Isn’t that vacation without pay?

  2. wow… I couldn’t forfeit 5% of my base pay…… But I guess when your talking millions….. what’s a few hundred thousand….

  3. I don’t blame Carlos for not showing. I can’t believe there hasn’t been more news on the extensions of Dunlap and Atkins. But I guess you have to chalk that up to Katie Blackburn who apparently cannot multi-task as she seems to only be able to work on one deal at a time. It is frustrating but I will say the team is unique in that when you sign a contract with the Bengals you are extremely likely to see the end of that deal unlike many other teams who cut their players as soon as it makes financial sense.

  4. Sounds like one, if not two (Atkins) more compensatory draft picks in 2020 for the Bengals.

  5. “voyager6 says:
    May 22, 2018 at 4:27 pm
    Sounds like one, if not two (Atkins) more compensatory draft picks in 2020 for the Bengals.”

    I could see them letting Dunlap leave but there is no way they let Atkins walk. I think the Whitworth fiasco should serve as a warning.

  6. I know it’s optional but you’d think with a new coordinator in a contract year he’d want to get as much practice as possible

  7. dirtydyt says: “I could see them letting Dunlap leave but there is no way they let Atkins walk. I think the Whitworth fiasco should serve as a warning.”

    Because it’s not like the Bengals have ever made a Whitworth-like fiasco, other than the Whitworth fiasco of course. And Johnathon Joseph. And Eric Steinbach. And TJ Houshmandzadeh. And Marvin Lewis and Mo Sanu. But just those….and maybe a few others.

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