The Bengals today signed C Kyle Cook to a contract extension through the 2015 season.
Cook (6-3, 316; Michigan State) is a fourth-year NFL player. He is one of six Bengals who have started every game, including postseason, for the last two years. Last season he helped the offense rank second in the AFC in fewest sacks allowed per passing play, including a streak of 100 straight passing plays without a sack to end the season. In 2009, he helped the Bengals finish ninth in NFL rushing, including a team record of eight games of 100 or more yards by individual backs.
In the last three days, Cook is the third Bengals veteran to start every game for at least the last two seasons who has signed an extension through 2015. OT Andrew Whitworth extended his deal on Wednesday, and CB Leon Hall re-upped earlier today.
Unlike Whitworth and Hall, who were high Bengals draft choices, Cook has become an NFL starter after entering the league as an undrafted free agent with Minnesota in 2007. He has played all 37 of his career NFL games with the Bengals.
"As I tell all our players every year, it's not how you get here, it's how you do once you are here," said head coach Marvin Lewis. "Kyle is a great example of that, and we're excited to secure his deal along with Whit and Leon."