VIDEO: Carlos Dunlap not ‘regretting’ years of hard work with Bengals as he removes parking spot
The Carlos Dunlap drama is over. The Cincinnati Bengals shipped the veteran defensive end to the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday in exchange for offensive lineman BJ Finney and a seventh-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
It seems Dunlap got his wish, as his relationship with the Bengals totally spiraled in the last few days. He had nagging altercations with coaches for his diminished role and was reportedly asked not to join the squad’s activities as the team looked for a trading partner.
Dunlap, the Bengals’ all-time sacks leader, also posted on Twitter that his house is already for sale. Moreover, he shared cryptic captions on Instagram.
This time around, he was more straightforward with his approach as he posted a video of him removing his parking spot sign at the team facility.
“Took me years to earn this parking spot and I don’t regret one of them,” said Dunlap, who played for 10 seasons with the Bengals since being drafted as the 54th pick in 2010.
The 31-year-old Carlos Dunlap also posted a series of videos of him driving away from the Paul Brown Stadium as he bid goodbye to the only squad he’s played for in his NFL career. He still had two years remaining on his contract extension with the Bengals.
But while feeling a little sad, he also said he’s excited to join the Seahawks, who are leading the NFC West with a 5-1 record.
“I’m not going to lie, I’m nervous as hell but I’m excited. It’s all up from here. Let’s go. I get to play. Above all, I get to play!” Dunlap stated on another Instagram Story.
Because of COVID-19 protocols, the earliest he could debut for the Seahawks is in Week 9 against the Buffalo Bills. In the meantime, Carlos Dunlap can only hope he gets a nice parking spot too.