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Bengals rumors: Carlos Dunlap puts Cincinnati house up for sale following loss

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) starts the game as a backup in the first quarter of the NFL Week 7 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. The Bengals led 17-10 at halftime. Cleveland Browns At Cincinnati Bengals

Now at 1-5-1 on the season following Sunday’s brutal late-game loss to the Cleveland Browns, it appears frustration is setting in for the Cincinnati Bengals. That now includes longtime Pro Bowl defensive end Carlos Dunlap.

Immediately following his team’s three-point loss to the Browns, the Bengals’ veteran took to social media. In the process, he actually put his Cincinnati-based home up for sale on Twitter. This is not a drill.

https://twitter.com/Carlos_Dunlap/status/1320465550968053761

Talk about being not so cryptic with your tweet.

Outside of the Bengals’ struggles on the field, it appears that Dunlap is frustrated with his role. The two-time Pro Bowl edge rusher played in less than 30 defensive snaps in the two games leading up to Week 7. He’s recorded all of four quarterback hits and one sack in seven games this season.

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Dunlap’s tweet will also sends mixed messages to the Bengals’ brass and fan base heading into the NFL trade deadline on Nov. 3.

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Bengals A.J. Green during game against Patriots
Dec 2, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) warms up prior to a game against the Denver Broncos at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

A report earlier this weekend noted that there’s not a lot of interest in Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green. This comes after other reports indicated that fellow pass-catcher John Ross is firmly on the trade block.

As for Dunlap, there’s a good chance the Bengals do indeed look to trade him following his social media activity. The 31-year-old veteran has one more year remaining on his contract and is set to count $13.5 million against the cap in 2021.

Despite struggles this season, Dunlap could be of interest for contending teams. Here’s a guy that has put up eight sacks or more six times in his career. Prior to 2020, he had been among the most-consistent pass rushers in the entire NFL.

We’ll find out soon enough whether Dunlap or other members of the Bengals are traded with the deadline quickly approaching.