Dunlap finished the 2020 season with 32 tackles, six sacks and four pass breakups over 15 games between the Bengals and the Seahawks.
Dunlap struggled over the first seven games with the Bengals, as he generated just one sack in that stretch. After being traded to the Seahawks in late October, Dunlap immediately looked like his old self with five sacks over the final eight regular-season games. Despite only playing half of the season in Seattle, Dunlap finished fourth on the team in sacks. The three-year, $45 million contract he signed with the Bengals in August 2018 expires in March, and it's unclear if the Seahawks will be able to retain him for 2021.
Dunlap (foot) is active for Sunday's game versus Washington.
Dunlap practiced just once during the week, logging a limited session Friday. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the veteran defensive end is slated for a limited role in Week 15, specifically as a situational pass rusher. Despite playing just five games for the Seahawks, Dunlap is tied for third on the team with four sacks.
Dunlap (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Football Team, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Dunlap returned to practice Friday, marking his first appearance of the week. The veteran defensive end worked in a limited fashion. According to Brady Henderson of ESPN.com, coach Pete Carroll is optimistic that Dunlap will play Sunday, but he'll be closely monitored leading up to the 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. If he's unable to play through the injury, Rasheem Green, Alton Robinson and L.J. Collier should all see increases in their respective snap counts.
Dunlap (foot) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Jets.
The midseason trade acquisition was unable to participate in practice all week, though he still carried a questionable tag into the weekend. Now officially devoid of one of its top pass-rushing options for Week 14, Seattle will turn to Jamal Adams, Benson Mayowa and Jarran Reed as its main pressure generators.
Dunlap (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
The 31-year-old played only 41 percent of the defensive snaps while dealing with the foot injury last week, and he was unable to practice Wednesday and Thursday. Dunlap still has a chance to suit up this weekend and will likely start if active.
Dunlap (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.
The veteran defensive end was considered questionable with the foot injury, but he's ready to go for Sunday's game. Dunlap has played about 70 percent of the defensive snaps since being acquired by the Seahawks.
Dunlap (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
The 31-year-old picked up the foot injury during Monday's win over the Eagles, but an MRI showed it's a minor issue and he may not miss time. The 31-year-old has played a signficant role in Seattle's defensive line rotation since being acquired from the Bengals.
Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Dunlap's foot injury is "nothing serious," Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
Dunlap underwent an MRI on Tuesday to evaluate his sore foot, and it apparently didn't reveal anything too serious. Nevertheless, the 31-year-old defensive end didn't participate in Wednesday's practice. He'll need to get on the field in some capacity by Friday to have a chance at playing against the Giants on Sunday. The Seahawks' pass rush would take a major hit if Dunlap was ruled out this week, as he ranks second on the team with four sacks through four games.
Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that Dunlap will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of an injury he suffered in Monday's win over the Eagles, Ben Arthur of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.
Dunlap reported a sore foot following the game, a concerning development for the Seahawks' defense which suddenly showed life when he arrived in Seattle. While his Seahawks debut corresponded with Jamal Adams' return to the lineup, it was clear that Dunlap's addition is crucial for the team's pass rush, as he already ranks second on the team with four sacks through four games. If the MRI reveals that Dunlap will be required to miss time, expect Rasheem Green and L.J. Collier to handle more playing time.
Dunlap suffered a foot injury during Monday night's victory over the Eagles, Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
After the game, head coach Pete Carroll stated that Dunlap has a sprained foot "or something like that," per Fann. The Seahawks will monitor the veteran's status throughout the week leading up to Sunday's showdown with the Giants.
Dunlap notched four tackles (two solo) and two sacks during Sunday's 28-21 win over the Cardinals.
Dunlap did exactly what the Seahawks brought him in to do Thursday, providing consistent pressure against division rival Kyler Murray. The veteran defensive end made the play of his Seattle career thus far with 38 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter when he brought down Murray on fourth-and-10 to seal the Seahawks' victory. Dunlap had only one sack during the first seven games of the season with Cincinnati, but he already has 3.5 sacks in just three appearances with Seattle.
Dunlap made five tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 44-34 win over the Bills.
Dunlap finally was suited up for a contender, and he was immediately counted on to log a hefty workload, as the veteran defensive end played 68 percent of the defensive snaps. He came through with his second sack of the season. The Seahawks sorely need a dependable pass rusher, and if Week 9 was any indication, Dunlap should shore up that area well.
Dunlap had his roster exemption lifted Tuesday, indicating that he's officially moved to the 53-man roster, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Dunlap was quite vocal about his desire to be traded from Cincinnati, and the team granted his wish last week. The 31-year-old defensive end wasn't eligible to play Week 8 against the 49ers, but he'll be ready for this Sunday's cross-conference battle against Buffalo. The Seahawks' lack of a pass rush has been their biggest question mark this season, as they've recorded just 12 sacks through seven games. Dunlap wasn't a world-beater in that area this season, but he has a history of being effective at pressuring the quarterback with at least 7.5 sacks in seven straight seasons before the 2020 campaign.
The Bengals traded Dunlap to the Seahawks on Wednesday in exchange for offensive lineman B.J. Finney and a future seventh-round draft pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Both Cincinnati and Seattle are expected to confirm the deal later Wednesday, though Dunlap likely won't be eligible to play in the Seahawks' Week 8 game against the 49ers while he waits to clear the NFL's COVID-19 protocols for players moving to different teams. The Bengals elected to trade Dunlap away after he wasn't happy with the situation unfolding in Cincinnati, but he should be in better spirits while moving to a playoff-contending Seattle club. The 31-year-old should help upgrade the Seahawks' pass rush, as the team ranks in the bottom third of the league with only nine sacks through six games.
The Bengals told Dunlap not to report to the team facility for practice Wednesday as the team looks to sort out his future with the organization, Dianna Russini of ESPN.com reports.
With his playing time on the downturn this season, Dunlap hasn't been shy about voicing his frustration with the Bengals. Dunlap had already intimated on social media prior to last Sunday's game against the Browns that he wanted to be traded, and he further hurt his standing in the organization when he was involved in an argument on the sideline with defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo in the waning seconds of the 37-34 loss. While the 1-5-1 Bengals are surely eager to move Dunlap, the 31-year-old defensive end's contract situation could make it difficult to find a trade partner. Dunlap is in the midst of a four-year, $54 million contract that expires after the 2021 season.
Dunlap got into an argument and pushing match with Bengals coaches and teammates toward the end of Sunday's loss to the Browns, Chris Roling of Bengalswire reports.
It's pretty clear that Dunlap is on his way out with the Bengals -- they'll hope to trade him, but the more likely result is that he'll get released. He played just 12 snaps against the Browns on Sunday and took another bad penalty but otherwise didn't dent the stat sheet.
Dunlap will be back on the field more frequently this week now that the Bengals have lost Sam Hubbard with an elbow injury, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Dunlap recorded his first sack of the season last week in the loss to the Ravens, but he also drew a late-hit penalty on another play early in the game that extended a Ravens drive. He will now start opposite Carl Lawson, who took Dunlap's place in the starting lineup.
Dunlap will be demoted to a third-down edge rusher for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Dunlap has been replaced on first and second downs by Carl Lawson, who has been superior to Dunlap against the run.
Dunlap recorded nine tackles, all solo, and a pass defensed across 75 defensive snaps in Sunday's tie with the Eagles.
Dunlap's nine tackles Sunday mark a single-game career high, an unprecedented milestone for the 11-year veteran. He also led the defensive line in reps Sunday, playing in 82 percent of the snaps. If he can continue to wind back the clocks against the Jaguars on Sunday, Dunlap could become a valuable IDP commodity.
Dunlap does not have an injury designation for Sunday's tilt against the Chargers.
Dunlap was held out of practice to begin the week, but it looks as though the Bengals were simply allowing him a rest day. The starting defensive end has since logged back-to-back full practices, and he'll make his talents as a pass rusher available against Los Angeles on Sunday.
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