Pro Bowl defensive end Trey Hendrickson signs a 1-year contract extension with the Bengals

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FILE - Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Trey Hendrickson looks on during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Cincinnati. Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Trey Hendrickson signed a one-year contract extension Thursday that ties him to Cincinnati through the 2025 season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean, File)

Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Trey Hendrickson signed a one-year contract extension Thursday that ties him to Cincinnati through the 2025 season.

Hendrickson receives an additional $21 million, including $5 million this season and $16 million in 2025, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because details weren’t released.

The four-year, $60 million deal that Hendrickson signed with the Bengals during 2021 free agency was set to expire at the end of the 2024 season.

The 28-year-old Hendrickson has 22 sacks and six forced fumbles in two seasons with the team. He played through a broken wrist last season to help the Bengals reach the AFC championship game for the second straight year.

Hendrickson said he knew he “wanted to stay a Bengal.”

“They gave me a tremendous opportunity two years ago, there was a lot of question marks around my name. They believed in me,” he said. “And I still have the same desire to prove them right in the way they’ve invested in me. And that’s not something I take lightly. I have a tremendous amount of respect for them. And the way they handle things, the organization, the way they care about people, like I said earlier, so just staying in the building personally for me is important.”

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AP Sports Writer Mitch Stacy in Cincinnati contributed to this report.

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Maaddi is senior NFL writer for The Associated Press. He’s covered the league for 24 years, including the first two decades as the Eagles beat writer.