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Seahawks acquire Carlos Dunlap from the Bengals

Dunlap will not play against the 49ers this week, due to the timing of the trade

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The Seattle Seahawks have acquired edge rusher Carlos Dunlap from the Cincinnati Bengals. Dunlap must pass three COVID tests before joining the Seahawks as well as a physical, which means Dunlap won’t play this Sunday against the 49ers. We’ll see Dunlap Week 17.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport didn’t have specifics for the trade compensation includes a player and a pick. Seattle will pay around $3.8 million for Dunlap’s services this season and $13 million next year, when Dunlap is 32-years-old, though if released, Dunlap would only have around $2M in dead money.

Seattle, like San Francisco, has struggled to get after the passer. Dunlap isn’t going to be a game-changer, but he’ll give them a boost. Seattle is 28th in adjusted sack rate and 22nd in pressure rate. The Seahawks need all of the help they can get. I’m not a fan of pass-rush win-rate for several reasons, but they’re not big on Dunlap. He was dead last among edge rushers on the Bengals this year: