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Bengals Re-Sign Jeremi Johnson

Apr 14, 2006 5:47 PM EST

The Cincinnati Bengals on Friday re-signed Jeremi Johnson to a six-year contract through the 2001 season.

The deal comes one day after the fullback signed a one-year tender offer with the Bengals.

Johnson, who is entering his fourth NFL season, had a career-high three touchdowns in 2005, all receptions. He is a key blocker for running back Rudi Johnson, and his pass protection helped the Bengals set a club record for fewest sacks allowed (21).

"The negotiations still had some momentum (after the tender signing), and I'm very excited we've been able to secure Jeremi for the long term," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. "He's a fantastic blocker, and also a threat as a receiver. Jeremi wanted to get this deal done, he wants to be a part of what's happening here, and that's a big plus for our team."

Via Bills.com