Bengals sign LB Vontaze Burfict to a long-term deal

By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: August 20th, 2014 at 6:11 pm EST

The Cincinnati Bengals continue to re-sign their young talent to long-term deals. Recently, the team re-signed quarterback Andy Dalton to a new deal.

Minutes ago, the team re-signed linebacker Vontaze Burfict to a four-year, $20.05 million. This contract has $19 million in base salary and a $7 million signing bonus, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

Vontaze Burfict (Getty Images)

Vontaze Burfict (Getty Images)

His contract also has incentives that include if he makes future Pro Bowl appearances.

Last season was a breakout season for Burfict, who was apart of the NFL’s third-ranked defense. He led the NFL in tackles and looked better even without All-Pro defensive tackle Geno Atkins, who was lost in the middle of season.

He came to the Bengals from Arizona State, where he was under after in 2012.

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