Rivers ends holdout with Bengals, signs 6-year deal
Rivers, the ninth pick of the draft, arrived in camp at Georgetown, Ky., on Tuesday evening while both sides worked out the final details of the contract. Rivers' contract is a six-year deal that voids to five, but terms were not immediately available. Based on the rookie contract that Jerod Mayo signed with the Patriots as the No. 10 pick, Rivers could max out with a contract in excess of $20 million if he hits all of his performance and playing-time clauses.His holdout caused Rivers to miss a total of 12 practices, but coach Marvin Lewis said he's confident Rivers will catch up. The Bengals had projected him as a starter for the regular season, but dropped him on the depth chart because he missed so much time.
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