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Clemons gets contract extension

July 16, 2004 at 3:41 PM   |   Comments

CINCINNATI, July 16 (UPI) -- Defensive end Duane Clemons signed a contract extension through 2006 with the Cincinnati Bengals.

ESPN reported Clemons, who is the Bengals' career leader in sacks, will make $2 million annually under the contract signed Thursday. He got a $1.3 million signing bonus, and if he gets eight sacks in any season, he'll make an extra $100,000.

"Duane is excited about this team and excited about the moves it has made this off-season," his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told the Cincinnati Post. "He's excited about being a part of what (Coach Marvin Lewis) is doing and is ready to have a great year. He wasn't interested in becoming a free agent again."

Clemons, 30, had six sacks last season. He signed a two-year contract last May, when he became a free agent. He was drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Vikings in 1996.

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