Published: Fri, December 30, 2016
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Marvin Lewis won't retire, plans to coach Bengals next year

Marvin Lewis won't retire, plans to coach Bengals next year

One day after declining to definitively answer multiple questions from local reporters about whether he would retire after the season, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis made his intentions clear on his regular scheduled appearance on a national talk show.

The Bengals ruled out six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green for Sunday's game, after Marvin Lewis announced on Wednesday that Green would not play against Baltimore.

In 14 seasons at the helm, Lewis has guided the Bengals to an 117-103-3 record. Lewis obviously put that rumor to rest by saying he'll be back in 2017, assuming the Bengals want him to be their coach next season.

He's the second-longest tenured coach in the National Football League, behind only Bill Belichick, of the New England Patriots.

Eifert was placed on injured reserve on Monday after missing last Saturday night's loss to the Texans and there's no word on what his outlook is for the team's offseason work.

He caught 23 passes for 394 yards and five touchdowns in eight games. He was sacked seven times in the game and concussed on a hit by linebacker Korey Toomer.

The Browns must decide whether to pay a $1.5 million roster bonus and retain Griffin for the 2017 season after he was signed to a two-year deal worth up to $15 million in March 2016.

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