Vontaze Burfict signs three-year extension with Bengals

AP

It didn’t take long for the Bengals to go from working on a contract extension with linebacker Vontaze Burfict to getting one done.

Shortly after Josina Anderson of ESPN reported that the two sides were talking about extending their working relationship, her colleague Adam Schefter reported that Burfict and the team agreed on a three-year deal. Burfict was in the final year of his deal and is now signed through the 2020 season.

Schefter reports that the deal is worth $38.68 million, but full financial details have not been reported.

Burfict will be suspended for the first three games of the season for violating the league’s on-field safety rules and was suspended for the first three games of last season for the same reason. Those suspensions and Burfict’s other in-game penalties for hits or extracurricular activities have hurt the Bengals, but the extension makes it clear that any negatives are not enough for them to overlook the productivity he’s brought to the defense since joining the team in 2012.

19 responses to “Vontaze Burfict signs three-year extension with Bengals

  1. Every team in the league would love to have this guy, regardless of his mistakes.

    Smart signing.

  2. pooflingingmonkey says:

    September 7, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Every team in the league would love to have this guy, regardless of his mistakes.

    Smart signing
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    Talent wise, absolutely. Guy can take games over. But he’s a headcase, can’t control himself and a huge liability. All that talent and he went undrafted because of who he is. Let him hit FA and see how many teams want to pay him top dollar. He’s not worth it.

  3. tm05 says:
    September 7, 2017 at 4:59 pm
    Bengals do need someone to take out the Steelers offense again.

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    I am sure the mouth breathers and knuckle draggers in Cincinnati approve of this as they wade in the shallow end of the gene pool.

  4. most likely took a pay cut this year to lessen the financial hit of losing the 3 game checks due to the suspension.

  5. mentallywoozy says:
    September 7, 2017 at 5:50 pm
    Before the irrational minds speak, I’m sure the Bengals put in some language that protects themselves in the event Burfict gets another suspension.

    I thought I read somewhere only $3.3 million is guaranteed. Signing bonus I think.

  6. September 7, 2017 at 6:02 pm
    3 more years of never coming close to the Super Bowl, at least the Reds are good, oh wait….they are worse than the Pirates, and that is hard to do
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    Silly but you do bring up a good point, us Reds fans don’t go around bloviating about all the World Series the Reds have unlike you Pittsburgh Steeler fans talking about your past Super Bowl’s

  7. Great player. 1 personal foul last year. This current suspension was a farce. Steelers fans would love this guy if he wore black and yellow.

  8. I always tell my students that the Steelers are like the ‘older brother’ that always beats up on ‘little brother’ The Steelers have their fair share of dirty plays in the past 20 years. But now the ‘little brother’ is fighting back. All be it, still losing the fight, but at least us Bengals are punching back. Burfict is leading the way.

  9. peytonwantsaflag says:
    September 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm
    September 7, 2017 at 6:02 pm
    3 more years of never coming close to the Super Bowl, at least the Reds are good, oh wait….they are worse than the Pirates, and that is hard to do
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    Silly but you do bring up a good point, us Reds fans don’t go around bloviating about all the World Series the Reds have unlike you Pittsburgh Steeler fans talking about your past Super Bowl’s
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    this is a football board. maybe bengal fans should “bloviate” about their past super bowls. oh, wait…

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