Fort Dorchester alum Carlos Dunlap has agreed to a 6 year extension with the Cincinnati Bengals that is scheduled to pay the Lowcountry native $40 million with $20 million guaranteed over the first 2 years of the deal.
Dunlap confirmed the deal in a text message to Live 5 Sports. His father also confirmed the deal in a phone call.
He's been with the Bengals for 3 seasons since he was a 2nd round pick out of Florida in the 2010 NFL Draft. In that time he's played in 38 games and totaled 87 tackles, 20 sacks and an interception that he returned for a touchdown.
The contract also includes incentives that will pay Dunlap another $1 million a year if he averages 12 sacks per season.
Dunlap was set to earn $630,000 in the last year of his rookie contract. Now he'll make $18.7 million between now and training camp next season.