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Lewis signs with Bengals through 2014

July 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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CINCINNATI, July 31 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals Tuesday said they extended the contract of Coach Marvin Lewis through the 2014 season.

Lewis was entering the final year of a previous 2-year contract extension. Financial terms weren't released.

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Lewis, 53, is entering his 10th season with Cincinnati. Only Philadelphia's Andy Reid and New England's Bill Belichick have been with their NFL teams longer.

The Bengals are 69-74-1 in the regular season under Lewis and twice won the AFC North. The team, however, is 0-3 in the playoffs with Lewis as coach. Cincinnati was 9-7 last season, losing to Houston in the first round of the playoffs.

"Coming off a playoff finish last year, with a solid coaching staff and good young players, continuity at the top gives us our best chance to do well," Bengals President Mike Brown said in a statement.

"We are excited about the team's prospects and happy to have completed this process with Marvin before the 2012 preseason schedule begins."

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