Carlos Dunlap: I would love to get a deal done with the Bengals

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Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap is heading into the fifth and final year of his five-year contract, and he’d like to get a new deal done.

Dunlap said today that he’s hoping to work out a new deal now, rather than hit free agency next year.

“I would love to get it done,” Dunlap said, via Katherine Terrell of ESPN. “I would love to finish my career here as a Bengal. We’ve done some great things. Right now I’m the [Bengals’] career leader [with 64.5 sacks] as a defensive end. I would like to extend that gap between me and the next. We just want to focus on that and worry about the rest later. Right now we’re in camp and back to football so I’m just enjoying that moment and letting my agent handle that with the owners.”

Dunlap’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was at the Bengals’ practice today, and Dunlap said he’s hoping Rosenhaus can get something done.

“When you see him out here, you know he’s doing something. He’s out here for a reason. But there’s no breaking news to give you guys so it is what it is,” Dunlap said.

This year Dunlap has a base salary of $7 million.

18 responses to “Carlos Dunlap: I would love to get a deal done with the Bengals

  1. The cheapness of Mike Brown is legendary. In the early 2000s he made players were used jocks. Why anyone would want to remain a Bengal is beyond me.

  2. Not a Bengals fan but I remember this guy coming out for the draft with some red flags. Solid career since then and a refreshing attitude with his contract situation.

  3. @jman967, if I’m making the money NFL players are making, I can buy my own damn jock strap.

  4. Mike Brown takes great pride in being the cheapest NFL owner. Carlos better not be holding his breath for a decent raise because Brown doesn’t pay. Never has and never will. Although it is significant that Drew Rosenhaus has personally travelled to Cincinnati.

  5. Why would ne sign ? He’ll do so much better in free agency. The only risk is injury this year. If he has a decent year in 18,… he’ll be one of the top FA’s and be paid handsomely. You know every year we shake our heads when FA deals are reported in March. $$$$$$$$$$
    Holy Smokes Batman !! 5 years / $80 mil / $40 mil guaranteed. That’s about what he would get.

  6. Carlos Dunlap: I would love to get a deal done with the Bengals

    He’s been there 8 years and never won a playoff game…even the cowboys have 1 win in that span.

  7. “@jman967, if I’m making the money NFL players are making, I can buy my own damn jock strap.”

    Yeah I get that, but it’s part of the uniform and supplied by the team. While all the other teams got new ones, the lowly Bengals had to wear old ones. You wanna defend Mike Brown, go at it.

  8. The cheapness of Mike Brown is legendary. In the early 2000s he made players were used jocks. Why anyone would want to remain a Bengal is beyond me.
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    How does this have any relevance with TODAY?…. The Patriots used to suck in the early 2000’s too (etc)…..why does that matter today? Good Luck Carlos! I hope the Bengals step up and pay you big $$$$.

  9. Green, Atkins, Dalton, Dunlap, an many more have signed 2nd contracts and still want to stay. As for the great things, they set a franchise mark with 5 straight playoff berths, and beat all 32 teams during that stretch.

  10. It’s nice to see a guy want to stay with a franchise. The man obviously has settled in there and wants to stay. His team situation may not be ideal to non-Bengals fans, but to him it must be fine. If a guy leaves for greener pastures then he’s a quitter, if he stays then he’s dumb. Can’t win can he?

  11. I don’t get it. This sounds like desperation from him, but he’s a quality player. Vinny Curry got $23 mil/3 years, and he’s a year older than Dunlap will be, and not as good a player. Dunlap has every reason to expect a better deal with a better team if he waits it out.

  12. Is Mike Brown cheap? No doubt about it. However, what several of you are forgetting is that he will pay his own players, and the contracts the Bengals draw up tend to be seen by the player to the very end. There aren’t many multi-year deals that Bengals players sign that don’t go the full length of the deal. Where other teams will sign a guy to a 5 year deal and cut him after 2, the Bengals will keep that guy on for the full 5. You sign a deal in Cincy and barring catastrophic events, your full contract is essentially guaranteed. Also…Carson Palmer’s Bengals extension was at the time the richest for a QB in the NFL, so the whole ‘Mike Brown won’t pay for anything’ garbage is just that…garbage.

    Is he comically cheap? Without a doubt. Will he pay his own players though? Absolutely.

  13. Mike Brown may be a cheap man with regards to facilities and equipment, but they do spend pretty close to the cap every year and have typically been able to spend to keep their own stars. Right now they have $14M projected space so that’s barely enough to pay a few injury replacement guys plus redo a few of his own guys. He’s also got a reputation around the league as one of the few owners that will let a player play out a contract even if his performance slips. This may be because he’s cheap and he realizes he already paid out the signing bonus, but several players have mentioned that it does help draw in the lower level free agents the team tends to look at.

  14. @jman967
    No one is defending Mike Brown but for you to say that he won’t pay his players is , well, stupid! And we all know that you just can’t fix stupid! Do a little research before you spout off….good luck!!

  15. Carlos isn’t going anywhere. You guys should know this. He’s gonna get paid! Haters gonna hate…mostly because they’re all under 10!

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