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Silver Minings: Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap could be available

Las Vegas needs a pass rush burst

Jacksonville Jaguars v Cincinnati Bengals
Carlos Dunlap
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On a day the Las Vegas Raiders’ managed just one hit on Tom Brady in a 45-20 defeat to the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a possible addition emerged for the team and the player has ties to the organization.

Cincinnati Bengals veteran defensive end Carlos Dunlap reportedly had an issue with the team on Sunday and he tweeted that his Cincinnati home is for sale shortly after a loss to the Cleveland Browns. Earlier in the day, CBS reported the Bengals are shopping both Dunlap and defensive tackle Geno Atkins. Both players worked under Las Vegas defensive coordinator Paul Guenther in Cincinnati.

The NFL trade deadline is in eight days. We previously looked at a potential Atkins fit with the Raiders.

Dunlap is 31 and he has just one sack, but he has been a consistent pass rusher over the years. He has 82.5 career sacks. The Raiders have seven sacks in six games and there are just two teams in the NFL with fewer sacks this season. After Sunday’s game, Raiders coach Jon Gruden said the issue must be addressed ... perhaps adding another veteran will be explored.

In other Raiders’ links:

Bad history: The Raiders have allowed the second most points through six games in team history.

Not a good look: Tampa Bay’s Devin White outplayed the guy taken a pick ahead of him in the 2019 draft.

Chiefs blowout Denver: The Chiefs are now 5-1 and two games ahead of the Raiders in the AFC West.

Justin Herbert gets first win: The Chargers beat Jacksonville and are now 2-4 with a good young quarterback.

Game review: ESPN looks at the Las Vegas loss.