With Andy Dalton taken care of, the Bengals are moving on to other business.
The next in line is weakside linebacker, who has agreed to a multi-year extension with the team, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. Adam Schefter says it’s a four-year, $20 million deal, with $7.6 million this year.
He was entering the final year of his contract, but would have been a restricted free agent next year.
While many were scared off of Burfict before the draft because of off-field concerns, the Bengals rolled the dice and found a consistent performer after signing him as an undrafted rookie in 2012.
Now he’s been rewarded, and they continue to lock up the core of a good, young team.