Erickson signed a two-year contract extension with Cincinnati, Paul reports.
Erickson is now signed with the Bengals through the 2020 season. The 25-year-old accumulated 663 kick return yards and 278 punt return yards in 2017, in addition to logging 12 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown. Erickson stands to resume his role as Cincinnati's top return man this season, but could see less work in three-wideout sets with John Ross posed for increased snaps.
For the season, Erickson had 12 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown. He also had 663 kick return yards and 278 punt return yards. He'll likely resume as the Bengals' top return man in 2018.
Erickson (ankle) doesn't appear on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Erickson completely missed practice Wednesday, only to return Thursday as a limited participant and then log a full Friday session. Now cleared to play in the season finale, the Wisconsin product should remain good for a handful of offensive snaps in addition to his role as the Bengals' primary return man on both punts and kickoffs.
Erickson started the week not practicing but appears to be progressing towards being available for Sunday's regular season finale. The 25-year-old's participation at Friday's practice session should provide a better idea of his status for Week 17.
Erickson was sidelined during Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
For the first time all season, Erickson didn't have a role on offense Week 16 against the Lions, with all 10 of his snaps coming on special teams during the victory. It appears Erickson may have gotten banged up along the way, but if he's upgraded to a full participant in practice by week's end, he'll be in little danger of missing the season finale Sunday against the Ravens.
|3||9/23/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|11||11/18/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
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