Breaking down Trey Hendrickson's new contract with the Bengals

Hendrickson is now tied to the Bengals through 2025.
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The Cincinnati Bengals signed a player to an extension but no, it wasn't Joe Burrow. Trey Hendrickson signed a one-year extension with the team, tying him to Cincinnati through 2025.

Some might wonder why Hendrickson would agree to do this considering he wasn't at the end of his deal. The Bengals probably gave Hendrickson a nice signing bonus while also freeing up more space to sign the big names they're hoping to keep around past this season.

Bengals sign Trey Hendrickson to one-year extension

Hendrickson joined the Bengals in 2021 after spending the first four years of his career in New Orleans. Some thought he might be a one-year wonder after what he did during that 2020 season in the Big Easy but Hendrickson immediately left his mark with the Bengals in year one, notching 14.0 sacks.

Year two wasn't as good for the former third-round pick but he was still the team's best pass-rusher. Now they'll have him under contract for three more years.

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This was a smart move for both sides because, as mentioned, Hendrickson likely gets more signing money and the Bengals now have more space to make some contract magic happen. It sure feels as though they're getting ready to extend all of their top players but we'll have to wait and see.