The Bengals made another move Tuesday to keep their defensive line intact, officially signing defensive end Wallace Gilberry to a contract extension. A league source told Schefter that Gilberry's extension is for three years and worth $6.75 million.
Geathers, 29, has spent his entire nine-year career with the Bengals. He made 16 starts and recorded three sacks this past season.
A fourth-round selection in 2004, Geathers has appeared in 134 games and has 104 career starts. He has been a key contributor to a Cincinnati defense that ranked sixth in the NFL last season.
Gilberry was signed as a free agent last September and finished third on the team with 6½ sacks. He also recovered three fumbles and returned one for a touchdown, becoming an integral part of Cincinnati's rotation on the line.
Gilberry played with the Chiefs from 2008-11. He could have become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday when his previous deal expired.
Earlier this month, the Bengals used their franchise tag on end Michael Johnson, who had 11½ sacks last season. Johnson will be paid more than $11 million this season if he doesn't reach a long-term deal.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.