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Bengals sign kicker Randy Bullock to 2-year contract extension

Extending a player in the middle of the season is a rare move for the Bengals.

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The Bengals have signed kicker Randy Bullock to a two-year contract extension, through the 2020 NFL season, the team announced on Tuesday. He was set to become a free agent in 2019 prior to the extension.

The deal includes $4.205M in new money, according to Ian Rapoport. Before signing his extension on Tuesday, Bullock was playing on a two-year, $1,565,000 contract, including an average annual salary of $782,500.

Bullock has been with the Bengals since the 2017 season when he joined the team for the final three games of the year. He has made 45/47 extra points and 27/30 field goals since joining the Bengals. Overall in his career, Bullock has an 83.3 percent make-rate on field goals and a 95.8 percent make-rate on extra points.

Prior to landing with the Bengals, Bullock played for the Texans, Jets, Giants and Steelers. The latter two of which were just brief stints as a fill-in for injured kickers.

The Bengals rarely give out contract extensions once the regular season begins, so this is interesting to see. It also follows a dozen NFL kickers missing either field goals or extra points in Week 2. Both the Browns and Vikings cut their kickers and signed new ones after Sunday’s games.