Bengals WR Erickson signs contract extension

Cincinnati signed wide receiver and returner Alex Erickson to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Saturday.

Erickson was in the final season of a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the club. The new deal calls for him to earn $4.68 million, plus incentives, through 2020, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The Bengals signed the 25-year-old Erickson in 2016 as an undrafted free agent from Wisconsin. In two NFL seasons, he has 18 receptions for 251 yards. He has made his name as a returner, leading the league in punt returns (39) in 2017 and kick return yardage (810) in 2016.

He also led the AFC with by averaging 27.9 return yards on kickoffs in 2016.

Erickson joins Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap as the latest member of the Bengals to receive a long-term extension.

–Field Level Media

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