Bengals ink Vontaze Burfict to $20 million deal

The Cincinnati Bengals signed linebacker Vontaze Burfict to a four-year, $20 milliojn contract.

He'll make $7.6 million this year.

Previously, Burfict was due just $570,000 this season.

The former undrafted free agent has developed into a Pro Bowl defender after entering the NFL surrounded by questions about his character, work ethic and stopwatch speed.

Burfict can hit free agency again when hes' 27.

Burfict chose to get paid now rather than wait.

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Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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