FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; TUES., AUG. 2, 2016
FROM CINCINNATI BENGALS PUBLIC RELATIONS
BENGALS EXTEND CONTRACT
OF H-BACK RYAN HEWITT
The Bengals today signed H-back Ryan Hewitt to a three-year contract extension, running through 2019.
Hewitt (6-4, 255; Stanford) is a third-year NFL player in 2016. He is one of the Bengals' best longshot stories of recent seasons, a college free agent signee who quickly developed into a punishing run blocker out of the backfield and a stout pass protector. He has played 31 games, with 23 starts, since signing for 2014.
"Ryan came to us undrafted and quickly became an integral part of our offense," said head coach Marvin Lewis. "He's a strong and physical player. His role of doing the dirty work may go unnoticed sometimes by the public, but it is never unnoticed by his teammates or our opponents. We're excited to have him on board now for well beyond this season."
Hewitt has 18 career receptions for 185 yards (10.3), plus three-for-37 in postseason. He contributed last season to a scoring average of 26.2 per game, ranked seventh in the NFL.