3 teams that should consider making a trade for Carlos Dunlap

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Seattle Seahawks

From the moment the 2019 season concluded, the Seattle Seahawks made it clear that they’d love to retain Jadeveon Clowney in free agency. However, Clowney is seeking a deal that Seattle is unwilling to give to the former No. 1 pick.

In the event that Clowney doesn’t return to the Seahawks — which seems likely at this point — Dunlap could be a possible replacement. Over the course of his 10 seasons with the Bengals, Dunlap amassed 81.5 sacks, 101 tackles for loss, and 20 forced fumbles.

As for Seattle, they are coming off of a season where they compiled just 28 sacks as a defense — good enough to tie for 31st in the NFL. Dunlap would easily provide a spark for the Seahawks off of the edge.

Again, unlike some of the other edge rushers on the trade market, Dunlap could likely be had for a reasonable price. In recent years, the Seahawks have shown that they aren’t afraid to surrender a mid-to-late round draft pick to acquire an immediate impact player.