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Vontaze Burfict gets 4 years, $20M

Updated: August 20, 2014, 10:00 PM ET
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CINCINNATI -- The Bengals and outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract extension Wednesday, league sources told ESPN's Adam Caplan and Adam Schefter.

The extension will pay Burfict $7.6 million this year, a source told Schefter.

Burfict was not at Bengals practice Wednesday due to what defensive coordinator Paul Guenther called a "stomach bug."

The linebacker, heralded as the unquestioned leader of the Bengals' defense -- a unit ...

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