Sources: Bengals give Gruden extension

Published On: Jan 11 2012 05:27:39 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 11 2012 11:49:34 PM EST

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is sacked by Houston Texans Mitchell and Jamison in the fourth quarter during their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston.

Local 6 Sports Director David Pingalore has learned that Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden signed a three year extension with the Bengals to remain in that position. 

Pingalore's NFL sources confirm the deal is worth 3.6 million dollars. 

The extension doubles the salary Gruden made in his first year with the Bengals.

Gruden, was considered by some NFL teams looking for a head coach but Gruden decided to remain with the Bengals to gain more experience.

Gruden, the younger brother of former Buccaneers and Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, was the head coach of the Orlando Predators and the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League.


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