The Cincinnati Bengals signed Carlos Dunlap to a six-year contract extension. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
The Cincinnati Bengals signed defensive end Carlos Dunlap to a six-year contract extension Monday with base value of $40 million, reports Pro Football Talk.
Dunlap had 40 combined tackles, six sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception in 14 games last season. Dunlap was due to earn a base salary of $630,000 in 2013, but will make $18.7 million between now and next season, and $20 million total over the next two seasons.
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Dunlap, 24, was a second round pick by the team in the 2010 NFL Draft and was productive his rookie season, recording 9.5 sacks. He battled injuries the next season, but has 20 sacks in three seasons despite starting only two games in that time.