The Cincinnati Bengals failed to reach an agreement with franchise tagged defensive end Michael Johnson as Monday3 p.m. deadline passed, so they moved over to his teammate, DE Carlos Dunlap, and got a deal done with him instead, reports ProFootballTalk.com.
According to a source with knowledge of the contract, it's a 5-year deal worth $40 million.
Per PFT: ' Dunlap, due to earn a base salary of $630,000 in 2013, will instead earn $18.7 million between now and 2014 training camp, and $20 million total over the next two seasons. Not bad for a guy with two career starts. Then again, he has 10 times as many career sacks, in three NFL seasons. Last year, Dunlap registered 9.5 sacks. '