Carlos Dunlap has had enough of the conjecture.
The two-time Pro Bowl edge rusher has been a rotational player in the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense for the past two weeks. He was reportedly demoted before Week 5’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, and his role didn’t seem to change this past Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. A report surfaced Monday regarding his and Geno Atkins’ displeasure of being reduced to role players.
In an effort to clear the air of speculation, Dunlap announced on Twitter that he would be going live on his Instagram account to talk about the current events and where he stands on them.
A lot of “guesswork” being done on where I stand and what’s in my head. Well today I’m going live for whomever wants to listen. Tune in to my IG Live at 7pm.
Straight from the desk of Employee96! pic.twitter.com/dY7A2sYU4T
— Carlos Dunlap (@Carlos_Dunlap) October 19, 2020
No one really knows what Dunlap will say about all of this. His frustration about this season and his evolving position has been evident, but how much of it has been overblown?
The 31-year old has been with the Bengals since the 2010 season when he was drafted by them in the second round. He’s still under contract with the team through the 2021 season, but the team can release him after this season and incur just $2.25 million in dead money.