Report: Bengals coach Marvin Lewis will be back for 15th season

Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis looks up to the stands during their 16-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Nov. 20 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis looks up to the stands during their 16-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Nov. 20 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis will be back in 2017, according to a report today from ESPN's Ed Werder.

That report contradicts one last week from former Washington Redskin player Chris Cooley on ESPN 980 radio out of D.C. that Lewis was planning to retire.

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Lewis is signed through the 2017 season. He told the Cincinnati Enquirer earlier this month that he would return if asked.

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The Bengals (5-9-1) will wrap up their first losing season since 2010 at home Sunday vs. Baltimore, snapping a string of five straight playoff appearances for Cincinnati.

Lewis 117-107-3 in 14 seasons and has led Bengals to the playoffs seven times. They are 0-7 in those postseason appearances.

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Lewis is the second-longest tenured head coach in the NFL behind the Patriots’ Bill Belichick (17 seasons).