A three-game suspension didn't keep the Cincinnati Bengals from showing Vontaze Burfict the money.
Theare giving the former All-Pro linebacler, the centerpiece of their pass rush, a healthy new contract.
Per NFL.com, and the have agreed on a three-year, $38.68 million contract extension, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Thursday. The deal includes a $3.3 million signing bonus and he'll also receive an additional $7 million this season.
Burfict's new deal comes amid a three-game suspension until October 1 against the
Over five NFL seasons, Burfict has registered 502 tackles, seven sacks and five interceptions. He made both Second Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl in 2013.
While at Arizona State, Burfict became part of one of the most legendary college football photographs, one in which he appears to terrifyingly threaten USC quarterback Matt Barkley.