The Cincinnati Bengals have signed linebacker Vontaze Burfict to a contract extension, reports Adam Caplan of ESPN. Adam Schefter reports the deal is worth $20 million over four years, starting with $7.6 million this season.
Burfict made the Pro Bowl and was named to the All-Pro second team last year, his second in the NFL. In 2013, the 23-year-old recorded 115 solo tackles and assisted on 62 more, and also defended eight passes, recorded three sacks and intercepted one pass.
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In college at Arizona State, Burfict was named an All-American and Pac-10 Defensive MVP by The Sporting News in 2010. Burfict went undrafted in the 2012 draft, and signed with the Bengals.
He played all 16 games his rookie year, starting 14.
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