The Cincinnati Bengals reached an agreement with defensive end Carlos Dunlap on a six-year, $40 million extension, CBSSports.com reported.
Dunlap, a second-round draft pick in 2010, had one year left on his four-year rookie deal.
That rookie contract would have paid him $630,000 in base salary in 2013. Instead, Dunlap will now earn $18.7 million between now and March of 2014, according to the report.
Dunlap started just two games last season, but recorded six sacks. He had 9.5 sacks as a rookie in 2010.