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Logan Wilson signs contract extension with Bengals

The Bengals now have their top two linebackers under contract for the foreseeable future.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have officially signed Logan Wilson to a contract extension, the team announced Saturday.

“Logan is a major piece of our young core, and it was a priority to get this deal done,” said head coach Zac Taylor via “He’s been a fantastic leader for our defense and comes in ready to work every single day. He will continue to be a key member of this team as we build toward the future.”

”We’re very happy to extend Logan, who has been one of the leaders of our defense,” said defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo. “It allows us to keep one of the best tandems of linebackers together by extending both him and Germaine Pratt.”

The Cincinnati Bengals and standout linebacker Logan Wilson have agreed to a contract extension!

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network broke the story, though Bengal Jim hinted at this move earlier today.

Per Rapoport, it’s a four-year extension worth up to $37.5 million and an average of $11.2 million over the next two seasons, making Wilson one of the league’s highest-paid off-ball linebackers.

The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Wilson has slowly developed into one of the NFL’s best inside linebackers and is coming off a year in which he registered career-highs in total tackles (123) and QB hits (seven) in 15 games. He also earned a career-best 72.7 Pro Football Focus grade.

Wilson has also started in all seven of the Bengals’ playoff games over the past two years, which is also when he played some of his best football. He finished the four-game run in 2022 with a 76.4 PFF postseason grade, then had a 72.8 mark during this past season’s three-game playoff run.

Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Wilson was someone the Bengals have been prioritizing an extension for, so this extension comes as no surprise. And with Germaine Pratt inking a new three-year deal this past offseason, the Bengals have their linebacker duo under contract for the foreseeable future.

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