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Bengals extend Marvin Lewis' deal

Coach's contract now runs through 2014. Terry McCormick

Print This July 31, 2012, 01:05 PM EST

The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Tuesday they have extended the contract of head coach Marvin Lewis for two more years.

Lewis' deal now runs through 2014, as he is the Bengals all-time leader in wins and the franchise's longest tenured head coach with 10 seasons at the helm in Cincinnati.

“Coming off a playoff finish last year, with a solid coaching staff and good young players, continuity at the top gives us our best chance to do well,” said Bengals president Mike Brown. “We are excited about the team’s prospects and happy to have completed this process with Marvin before the 2012 preseason schedule begins.”

Lewis is third in terms of seniority with the same franchise in the NFL behind Bill Belichick of New England and Andy Reid of Philadelphia.

“The team we have for this year is as exciting and intriguing as any one I’ve had,” Lewis said. “Our goal is to win the Super Bowl, nothing less, and it’s great to have this extension in place. We have a lot of work to do in order to maximize the potential we have, and it’s exciting to me to come work at it every day. (Wife) Peggy and I love living in Cincinnati, and we love the support our fans give us. Thanks to everyone who has helped make all this happen.”

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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