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Bengals, LT Whitworth agree to one-year extension

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The Cincinnati Bengals signed left tackle Andrew Whitworth to a one-year contract extension worth $9 million, according to reports Saturday.

The deal runs through 2016 and includes a $2 million signing bonus and a base salary of $5.8 million, ESPN.com reported. Whitworth entered 2015 with $5 million on his final year.

The 6-foot-7, 330-pound Whitworth, who turns 34 in December, has spent his entire 10-year career in Cincinnati after being the Bengals’ second-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.

The deal also includes a workout bonus of $200,000 and per-game roster bonuses of $62,500, according to ESPN.

Whitworth admitted this offseason he was surprised with the Bengals’ draft picks in 2015. Cedric Ogbuehi from Texas A&M was selected 21st overall by Cincinnati, and then Jake Fisher from Oregon was taken in the second round (53rd overall).

Whitworth has appeared in 138 games (134 starts) for Cincinnati.


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