Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Carlos Dunlap (96) celebrates during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals' Carlos Dunlap, Margus Hunt to change positions

The Cincinnati Bengals are one of the teams that I’m very excited about watching in the future.

They started off strong but fell apart during the post-season. I expect the Bengals to turn things around in 2014. Do I think they have what it takes to compete for the AFC Championship? There’s a possibility. You can never count a team out, unless you’re the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins or the Buffalo Bills.

Now according to Bengals.com, both Carlos Dunlap and Margus Hunt will be switching positions for the 2014 regular season. Dunlap is expected to move from left-end, to right-end while Hunt will learn how to play left end exclusively.

Dunlap started 16 of 17 games on the left side of the defensive line for the Bengals last season while Michael Johnson held down the fort on the right side. With Johnson now with Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Bengals need someone to fill that gap immediately.

Carlos Dunlap appears to be that man. Dunlap recorded seven and a half sacks in 2013. Hunt is a freakishly tall player who has a lot of potential. The 53rd overall pick in last years draft played 170 snaps last season and struggled during the year.

You have to remember, Hunt has only been playing the sport of football for only four-five years. He’ll be competing with Wallace Gilberry during camp to see who will pick up majority of the snaps.

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