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Bengals Give OC Jay Gruden a New Deal with a Big Raise

Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has signed a three-year extension worth $1.2 million per year.

The deal doubles Gruden’s salary from 2011, his first season with the Bengals after coaching with the Orlando-based Florida Tuskers in 2009-10 and playing and coaching for the Orlando Predators from 1998-2008.

Earlier this week, Gruden declined opportunities to interview for several head coach vacancies.

In 2011, Gruden directed an offense that ranked 20th in the NFL in total offense and 18th in scoring offense. Gruden’s top contribution to the Bengals this season was getting 2011 second-round quarterback Andy Dalton ready to start the regular season without the benefit of OTAs and mini-camps. Dalton completed 300-of-516 pass attempts for 3,398 yards with 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions

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