Marvin Lewis Signs Contract Extension

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - The Cincinnati Bengals are saying today that coach Marvin Lewis signed a new contract shortly after the end of last season.

Bengals president Mike Brown says they wanted to show how pleased they are with Lewis' work by extending his contract. The team gave him a new four-year contract which pays him more than two (M) million dollars a season.

That replaces the four-year deal he signed when he was hired in January 2003. Lewis led the Bengals to an 8-8 record last year. The team lost a franchise-record 14 games the previous year without Lewis. Lewis led the team to its second non-losing record since 1990.