Lewis inks new extension
CINCINNATI – Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has signed a one-year contract extension through the 2017 season, the third straight year he’s gotten extra time on his deal after losing in the playoffs.
The sides agreed to an extension last Friday. He also got one-year extensions after the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Lewis has coached the Bengals for the last 13 seasons, a club record. He’s 112-94-2 in the regular season and 0-7 in the playoffs, an NFL mark for postseason futility for a coach. The Bengals have lost their opening playoff game each of the last five seasons, also a record.
The Bengals lost their cool and blew a last-minute lead against the Steelers in the playoffs in January.
n A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has “raised a red flag” because of a recent league-administered drug test.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because results of NFL drug tests are not made public, says Gordon didn’t have a positive substance abuse test. But a sample collected in March showed Gordon had traces of marijuana and a diluting substance in his system. The level of marijuana was less than the minimum required by the NFL for a positive test.
n Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Mike DeVito is retiring after nine NFL seasons.
DeVito, 31, announced his retirement Monday on Twitter, saying it was his wife, Jessie, who was most influential in his decision. The couple is expecting a second child.
n The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed linebacker Chad Greenway, bringing their former first-round draft pick back for an 11th and likely final season.
n Von Miller says he and Johnny Manziel are homies but not roomies.
The Super Bowl MVP posted an Instagram photo Monday to let the world know that he’s not in fact rooming with Manziel as the troubled quarterback told TMZ.