BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 27: Wide receiver Brandon LaFell #11 of the Cincinnati Bengals carries the ball past cornerback Tavon Young #36 of the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Bengals make LaFell signing official

LaFell was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent with the start of the league new year at 4 p.m. Thursday, but the new deal assures the Bengals of returning their six leading receivers from last year.

“I’m happy to be back in Cincinnati,” LaFell told Sirius/XM radio. “I have a good chemistry with the guys in the locker room, and Andy (Dalton) is a great quarterback.”

In his first season in Cincinnati, LaFell caught 64 passes for 862 yards and a team-high six touchdowns.

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