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This could be the option that makes the most sense, especially given the unknown future of Emmanuel Ogbah.
Carlos Dunlap is a two time Pro Bowl defensive end who spent the first ten years of his career in Cincinnati before finding a place in Seattle for 2020 and 2021. While he may be a step slower than he was in his 20s, Dunlap is still a formidable force in getting to the quarterback, as he was able to notch 8.5 sacks while hitting the quarterback 14 times. All of this was done while he played just 38 percent of snaps.
Given his advanced age, acquiring Dunlap would not be seen as a move for the future. He would likely be a band aid until the team is able to find a young replacement for Ogbah. But Dunlap wouldn’t come without his risks. He only has one year left on his contract, and has a $4.2 million dead cap number in 2023, giving the possibility of him becoming a cap casualty.
The structure of the contract and his age would make this a difficult trade for the Dolphins to pull off. They probably wouldn’t be willing to give up anything more than a Day 3 draft pick, and even that might be a stretch.