Pro Bowl defensive end Trey Hendrickson signs a 1-year contract extension with the Bengals


CINCINNATI (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Trey Hendrickson signed a one-year contract extension Thursday that ties him to Cincinnati through the 2025 season.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The four-year, $60 million deal that Hendrickson signed with the Bengals during 2021 free agency was set to expire at the end of the 2024 season.

The 28-year-old Hendrickson has 22 sacks and six forced fumbles in two seasons with the team. He played through a broken wrist last season to help the Bengals reach the AFC championship game for the second straight year.

Hendrickson said he knew he “wanted to stay a Bengal.”

“They gave me a tremendous opportunity two years ago, there was a lot of question marks around my name. They believed in me,” he said. “And I still have the same desire to prove them right in the way they’ve invested in me. And that’s not something I take lightly. I have a tremendous amount of respect for them. And the way they handle things, the organization, the way they care about people, like I said earlier, so just staying in the building personally for me is important.”

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