Chiefs signing Carlos Dunlap to one-year deal

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The Chiefs are adding some depth to their group of edge rushers.

According to multiple reports, the club is signing defensive end Carlos Dunlap to a one-year deal worth up to $8 million.

Dunlap started a visit with the Chiefs on Wednesday, which apparently went well.

“It’s been a whirlwind trip,” Dunlap told Josina Anderson of CBS Sports. “I met with coaches last night and started looking at film around midnight. It’s an exciting time for me and a long time coming.”

Dunlap spent most of his career with the Bengals, who selected him in the second round of the 2010 draft. Cincinnati traded him to Seattle during the 2020 season. Though the Seahawks released him, he re-upped with the team on a two-year deal. Seattle then released him again in March.

Last year, Dunlap played a rotational role on Seattle’s defense, recording 8.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss, and 14 QB hits. He also recorded seven passes defensed and a forced fumble while playing 38 percent of the snaps.

A two-time Pro Bowler back in 2015 and 2016, Dunlap has registered 96.0 sacks, 117 tackles for loss, and 255 quarterback hits in his 13 seasons.

Dunlap is likely to play a rotational role on a Kansas City defense that features Frank Clark at one edge spot. The club also drafted George Karlaftis in the first round this year.

13 responses to “Chiefs signing Carlos Dunlap to one-year deal

  1. In Kansas City, we are Very Excited to have Carlos Dunlap as a Chief.

  2. They needed to do something. Frank Clark doesn’t really inspire fear in opposing QBs.

  3. I didn’t even realize he was still in the league, let alone racking up 8.5 sacks last year. Solid signing.

  4. Good luck, Los. Shame you couldn’t buy in to what they were doing in Cincy. Would have been nice to watch you enjoy last season.

  5. Good luck, Los. Shame you couldn’t buy in to what they were doing in Cincy. Would have been nice to watch you enjoy last season.

    Its going to take a LONG time to wash the stink off that organization.

  6. Man, they’ve really gotten old and lack in-house solutions. This is how cap hell teams look before it goes into a 2nd gear of cap hell and just continues.

    I also didn’t like the Karlaftis pick. He doesn’t scream 3 down player or a 3-4 player. It’s a wonder why their D has been a problem for so long now.


  7. Vikings fan in Bengals territory. Watched Dunlop for years, he made so many clutch plays on defense and was a leader. Good man too.

  8. A comparable signing to the Von Miller one without the exorbitant price. Aging pass rushers come with diminishing stats, but at least the Chiefs didn’t overspend on money and years.

  9. All the Chiefs hate shows they’re still the team all the opposing fans want to be like. But after dominating the AFC for 6 years it’s understandable.

  10. Seahawks fan – this guy can still play. He may not last as an every down option but he can still rush the QB at a high level.

    Wish we could have resigned him.

    Great get by KC.

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