NFL: Carlos Dunlap Removes Cincinnati Bengals Parking Space After His Trade to Seattle Seahawks

by Josh Lanier
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The recent bitter saga between the Cincinnati Bengals and defensive end Carlos Dunlap is over. The team traded the NFL star defensive end to the Seattle Seahawks. Dunlap marked the break-up by removing his parking space placard in a mournful Instagram post.

Dunlap posted a video of him making his final rounds of Paul Brown Stadium. “Took me years to earn this 1st parking spot and I don’t regret not one of them…. Years=A Decade of Service,” he said in the post.

Dunlap has been openly feuding with the struggling 1-5-1 Bengals.

The 31-year-old, two-time Pro Bowler had his playing time drastically cutback. Going from 71 snaps in Week 3 to only 66 total over the past three games, NBC Sports reported. He posted a photo of the Bengals depth chart that had the team’s all-time sack leader listed as a third-string.

“I don’t got time for this,” he captioned it. Dunlap has since deleted that post, NBC said.

He posted an Instagram Live video Thursday where he is signing some paperwork.

“I’m not gonna lie, I’m nervous as hell but I’m excited as f–k, too,” Dunlap said in a video posted to Instagram stories. He appeared to be signing official paperwork. “It’s all up from here, it’s all up from here … above all, I get to play. Thank you, Lord.”

The 5-1 Seahawks traded lineman B.J. Finney and a 7th-round pick for Dunlap, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Carlos Dunlap Made His Frustrations Known

Carlos Dunlap had been very open with his anger over how this season has played out. He was seen arguing with an assistant coach on the sideline during the team’s loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Things got so bad that Dunlap put his house on the market earlier this week. He posted about the listing on Twitter, though it’s since been deleted. However, he still has a photo of the tweet on his Instagram.

“New Listing! In the hottest neighborhood, school district, airport, and everything else you can think of. Serious inquiries only with Proof of Funds plz. Thanks in advance,” he captioned it.

The Bengals reportedly told Dunlap not to attend Wednesday’s team practice shortly before details of the trade surfaced, CBS reported.