Bengals Report: Burfict signs four year contract extension

08/21/2014 10:43 AM

According to ESPN reports last night, Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict and the Bengals have agreed to a contract extension. According to Adam Schefter, the contract inks Burfict through the 2017 season at four years and $20 million. He’d make $7.6 million this year.

The Bengals have not yet made an announcement that the extension is official, but Cincinnati’s quarterback Andy Dalton, who recently signed a deal of his own, spoke out on twitter.

Burfict led the league in tackles last year with 171 and has emerged as the leader of the Bengals defense. He was entering the final year of his rookie contract which, as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State, would have only paid him $570K.

Kaci Kust

Kaci is a Production Specialist based out of the Northern Kentucky Spectrum News bureau. When she’s not working at the station she is covering high school sports, Bengals or EKU games for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. She played basketball for Hope College in Michigan where she earned a degree in journalism. She says if she wasn’t covering athletics for a living, she’d still be up early checking scores and stats. You can get the latest on the Bengals, EKU or high school sports in Northern Kentucky by following Kaci on Twitter @Kacikust.

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