Carlos Dunlap is heading back to Seattle.
A late-season expansion to the team in 2020, Dunlap is re-signing with the Seahawks on a two-year deal worth $16.6 million with $8.5 million ensured, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport announced through Dunlap’s agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Gained by trade with the Bengals last season, Dunlap was released earlier this offseason via Seattle as he came a $14 million cap hit, yet he’s back in the fold on an eventful Thursday for the Seahawks’ defensive front, as Seattle is additionally set to head out in different directions with longtime starter Jarran Reed.
After things soured for Dunlap in Cincinnati, he was sent to the Pacific Northwest and gave punch down the stretch in Seattle’s playoff push. Dunlap recorded five sacks in eight games with the Seahawks, giving them a weapon on the edge they’ve since a long time ago looked for.
With Dunlap presently returning alongside Benson Mayowa, the expansion of Kerry Hyder and the presence of presence Jamal Adams, who drove the team in sacks a year ago, Seattle’s pass rush looks a smidgen more promising entering a season than it has in some time.
Positioned 34th in Gregg Rosenthal’s Top 101 free specialists of 2021, the 32-year-old Dunlap was a fit on the field for the Seahawks and is currently a fit financially for Seattle.
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