On Tuesday, Frostee Rucker was one of several restricted free agents that had yet to sign their tenders. On Wednesday, Rucker signed a two-year contract extension, writes Joe Reedy.
Frostee Rucker and the Bengals have agreed to a two-year extension that could earn him as much as $3 million. The fifth-year defensive end was originally a restricted free agent, but the two sides were able to agree to something beyond the one-year tender, which was for $1.176 million and a third-round pick).
”I’ve been wanting to hang around since a couple years back and didn’t want to go off and try anything new,” Rucker said. “I like being around the community and really pushed for staying a couple more years.”
So Frostee likes it here in Cincinnati. That'll score him some fan points, for sure. Last season was one of Rucker's most productive. He played in 12 games (a career high), recorded 22 tackles, a quarterback sack and an interception.