Bengals pick up fifth-year options for Dre Kirkpatrick, Kevin Zeitler

The Cincinnati Bengals picked up fifth-year options for cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and guard Kevin Zeitler through the 2016 season. “These are two guys we want to keep and are glad to keep for a fifth year in 2016, and hopefully beyond that,” said head coach Marvin Lewis. “They are not only good players, they are good people and good teammates, part of a winning mix. Kevin has started since the day he walked in this building. For Dre, things didn’t quite bounce his way early on, with injuries and gaining full confidence, but he continued to fight his tail off and we saw the good results this past year. We’re very excited about his future and how he’s attacked the offseason again.” Kirkpatrick had three interceptions last season. Zeitler has started every game for the past three seasons. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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