Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap wants to start

Cincinnati Bengals' defensive end Carlos Dunlap says he is "looking to start" and willing to earn the honor, according to the team's official website.

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"I know (Robert) Geathers isn't going to give it away. That's why I have to earn it in training camp."

In 2010, Dunlap set Bengals-rookie record 9.5 sacks in just more than a quarter of the defensive snaps. Last season, a hamstring injury kept him out four games. He finished with 4.5 sacks.

To try to avoid another hamstring injury, Dunlap began working out early into the offseason and says he's dropped he's shed his 6-feet-6 frame to 283 pounds (he was listed at 290 pounds last season).

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