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Casper native Logan Wilson signs extension with Bengals

Bengals linebacker and Casper native Logan Wilson strips the ball from The Ravens' Tyler Huntley as he tried to jump over the pile for a touchdown. The play lead to a fumble and touchdown for the Bengals. (NFL via Twitter)

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper native and Cincinnati Bengal Logan Wilson turned heads with his dominant play in the 2022 season. Among the heads that were turned were those belonging to his coaches and front office executives, as the Bengals and Wilson recently reached an agreement on a contract extension.

Per ESPN, Wilson signed a four-year, $37.25 million extension on Saturday.

Since being drafted three years ago in the third round, Wilson has become an integral part of the Bengals’ defensive strategy. Last year, he recorded a career-best 123 total tackles. In the playoffs, he saved his team’s season with a late-game forced fumble in the AFC Wild Card Game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Wilson first made sure national audiences knew his name in the season prior, with a stellar outing in his team’s Super Bowl LVI loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He recorded nine total tackles in the championship game, the most by a player on either team.

With Wilson’s contract secured, the Bengals will likely turn their attention to re-signing quarterback Joe Burrow and receiver Tee Higgins.

Former University of Wyoming and Natrona County football player Logan Wilson smiles for a picture after the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Jan. 30, 2022, in overtime in the AFC Championship Game in Kansas City, Missouri. (Courtesy of Trevor Wilson)