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Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict signs 3-year extension through 2017

  • Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict sits on the bench after coming out of the game during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict sits on the bench after coming out of the game during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

Bengals Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict has signed a three-year contract extension through 2017 that will pay him a maximum of $20.05 million.

Burfict agreed to the deal last week. He was entering the final year on his deal. Under his extension, he'll make $10 million through next summer in salary and bonuses.

Burfict is expected to sit out the Bengals' final preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night at Paul Brown Stadium. He pulled his right hamstring on Sunday against Arizona.

The linebacker's extension was the last contract deal the Bengals wanted to complete before the start of the season.

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