Seattle Seahawks re-signing defensive end Carlos Dunlap to two-year, $16.6M contract

Carlos Dunlap is heading back to Seattle.

A late-season expansion to the group in 2020, Dunlap is re-marking with the Seahawks on a two-year bargain worth $16.6 million with $8.5 million ensured, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport revealed through Dunlap’s representative Drew Rosenhaus.

Gained through exchange with the Bengals last season, Dunlap was delivered prior this offseason via Seattle as he accompanied a $14 million cap hit, however he’s back in the overlay on an exciting Thursday for the Seahawks’ defensive front, as Seattle is likewise set to head out in different directions with long-term starter Jarran Reed.

After things soured for Dunlap in Cincinnati, he was shipped off the Pacific Northwest and gave punch down the stretch in Seattle’s season finisher push. Dunlap recorded five sacks in eight games with the Seahawks, giving them a weapon on the edge they’ve since quite a while ago looked for.

With Dunlap currently returning alongside Benson Mayowa, the expansion of Kerry Hyder and the presence of wellbeing Jamal Adams, who drove the group in sacks a year ago, Seattle’s pass surge looks a smidgen more encouraging entering a season than it has in some time.

Ranked 34th in Gregg Rosenthal’s Top 101 free agents of 2021, the 32-year-old Dunlap was a fit on the field for the Seahawks and is presently a fit financially for Seattle.