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Talks back: Willie Anderson to retire as a Bengal? reports Willie Anderson's agent and the Cincinnati Bengals are back in discussions for an extension that could see his career end in stripes.

Just a month after securing the long-term services of left offensive tackle Levi Jones with a pricey contract extension, Cincinnati Bengals officials are working on a deal that might allow rightside counterpart Willie Anderson to finish his career with the team.

While an agreement is not imminent, has learned that the Bengals have proposed a three-year extension for Anderson, a three-time Pro Bowl performer and one of the team's leaders on and off the field. Anderson, 31, is seeking a five-year extension, and his financial expectations are higher than what the club has offered so far, but the two sides are expected to continue the discussions.

Anderson has been my favorite Bengal for years. If you're a fan, I really don't need to explain why. If the team signs Anderson to a career ending contract keeping the two tackles together, that would send a huge message to the team about loyalty; one of the few things the Mike Brown era Bengals has done well.