If you’re scratching your head about the Cincinnati Bengals’ offseason moves, you’re not alone.
The Bengals certainly have lost more than they’ve added in free agency. Offensive linemen Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler signed with other clubs, as did linebacker Karlos Dansby, defensive end Margus Hunt and defensive tackle Domata Peko.
Cincinnati also watched free agent running back Rex Burkhead sign with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, and apparently that move sent Carlos Dunlap over the edge. Shortly after the Burkhead news broke, the Bengals defensive end posted a not-so-subtle tweet.
Allow us to translate this tweet for you: “Dear Bengals front office: What the heck are you doing?”
It’s a fair question for a team coming off its first losing season since 2010. After losing in the Wild Card Round five years in a row, Cincinnati regressed back into mediocrity in 2016, and while the club has freed up some cap space by letting several players walk, it’s unclear what team owner Mike Brown plans to do with the extra cash. (Their only free agent addition to date is offensive tackle Andre Smith.)
It appears Bengals fans are on Dunlap’s side, too.
Some things never change.
H/t to Pro Football Talk
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