The Bengals advertised that they had signed Lewis to a two-year deal, but according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, it is actually a one-year deal with a team option for year two, so the Bengals could move on from him this offseason without owing him anything.
The Bengals didn't have any interest in talking about it when they were reached out for a comment about Lewis's future with the team.
“Our standard and normal response to inquiries about contract details is that we do not disclose details about our contracts with players or coaches,” a team spokesman said.
The Bengals got out to a fast start winning four of their first five games, but since that point, they have struggled and come into Sunday's showdown with the Denver Broncos with a 5-6 record.
Just because they are struggling doesn't mean the Bengals will decide to move on from him. It seems every year the last few years the question has been raised if this will be the last season for Lewis and every year they decide to give him at least one more year.
If the Bengals miss the playoffs though, which looks very likely especially with Dalton out it's hard to imagine they keep him around. Then again, maybe the Dalton injury will be a good enough excuse for the organization to keep him around for one more year.