Houston Texans: 3 defensive end options at trade deadline
2. Carlos Dunlap, DE, Bengals
Carlos Dunlap has been with the Cincinnati Bengals his entire 10 seasons in the league, but he’s a pending free agent on a team that is rebuilding, and not only that, but the Bengals are winless at 0-8 this season.
It is highly unlikely the Bengals are going to be in contention for anything for the rest of the 2019 season, and from the looks of it, they will be looking to add more youth to their roster rather than signing veterans.
If the Texans were to able to trade a late-round pick from the 2020 or 2021 NFL Draft for Dunlap’s services for the remainder of the season, it could be worth the trade. If that happens, Dunlap would add depth to the Texans’ roster at defense end, plus it would give them some more veteran leadership on a defense that will need it because they are going to continued to be tested with all the injuries that are adding up.
For the Texans, just being interested in Dunlap at this point of the trade deadline can’t hurt anything, and hopefully they are making some sort of offer as he does have 22 combined tackles in six games played this season, and he did have a sack in the season opener.