Bengals Make Carlos Dunlap Extension Official

The Bengals officially announced Tuesday that they have agreed on a five-year contract extension with defensive end Carlos Dunlap.

The extension, which Mike Florio of PFT reported on Monday afternoon, will kick in after the 2013 season and will pay Dunlap $40 million if he makes it all the way through the 2018 season with the team under the current deal. The timing of the deal came as a bit of surprise because all eyes were on the franchise-tagged Michael Johnson leading up to Monday’s deadline for Johnson to sign a multi-year deal with the team, but coach Marvin Lewis said it was part of the plan all along.

Source: Josh Alper, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk