Cincinnati Bengals extend contract of former first-round pick

Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 1:30 PM

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 09: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes an incomplete pass play in front of cornerback William Jackson #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals in the second quarter at StubHub Center on December 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 09: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes an incomplete pass play in front of cornerback William Jackson #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals in the second quarter at StubHub Center on December 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday exercised their option on cornerback William Jackson, signing the former first-round pick through the 2020 season.

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Jackson, a first-round pick by the Bengals in 2016, has played in 31 games, including 21 starts. Last season, he started all 16 games. He totaled 41 tackles and had team-leading 13 passes defensed.