Lewis: Contract situation ‘not been a big deal’

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis watches his players during NFL football training camp, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis watches his players during NFL football training camp, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Marvin Lewis isn’t concerned about his contract.

Despite some speculation this could be his last go in Cincinnati, Lewis, who’s coached the Bengals for now 15 seasons, said he’s comfortable working on a one-year pact.

"That doesn't affect anything," Lewis told ESPN. "I've coached here for 15 seasons. ... The relationship you have with the team and the organization is a two-way street. That's been the thing, I've been the one to not want to move a lot. That's not been a big deal to me. Because we've been able to build something.

"... [Owner Mike Brown] and I have a great working relationship. Sometimes you don't want to start that over again, but sometimes you need to. And I'm prepared to do that. It doesn't affect me one way or another."

Lewis has the most wins in Bengals history, but his playoff failure, including losing five in a row at one point, has defined his tenure. The Bengals haven’t won a playoff game since 1990.

Lewis has been signing one-year extensions since 2012.

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