Dre Kirkpatrick and Carlos Dunlap not present for Week 2 of Bengals OTAs

jets_064The Bengals ‘ defense has some big names sitting out for the second week of OTAs taking place this week.

While most of the roster was present, the Bengals were without defensive end Carlos Dunlap and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick.

Dunlap was expected to be out this week after skipping all prior voluntary OTA sessions this offseason. He’s entering a contract year and probably doesn’t want to risk an injury that could nuke his chances of a big payday. He also may be holding out waiting for a new contract.

I still also get why Bell wants to skip OTAs. He has a $14.5 million franchise tag waiting for him. He also doesn’t want to risk injury when he doesn’t have that longterm deal to fall back on. Not to mention, why would he bother wasting his time watching Ben Roethlisberger get applauded for doing what he shouldn’t be told he has to do (work with rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph ) when he can be making totally sick diss tracks to his haters. You know, those haters who say he isn’t focused enough on football, pushing him to make a song about it while not showing up to OTAs. Way to show them!

I am so apologetic to them right now. As a matter of fact, when I found out this went public, within seconds, I sent emails to Randy and Debbie both and I apologized and in no way did I mean for this to go public, and in no way did I mean for their names to be drawn out in public for this to happen.

Because we already knew that I wasn’t invited. And it made me even more sick when I saw them put out a statement that said Randy wasn’t involved in Old-Timers’ Day, because I thought someone told me he was. So I owe Randy Levine and even bigger apology, because he has nothing to do with this.

On Twitter, Leyritz, a Yankees playoff hero, called his exclusion from the event a joke,according to NJ Advance Media’s Brendan Kuty :

The 54-year-old retired catcher also liked a tweet that said, Randy Levine IS THE WORST.