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In Burfict's Deal, focus is on new money

9/4/2014

By Coley Harvey    ESPN.com CINCINNATI -- You may have seen it reported that  Cincinnati Bengals  linebacker  Vontaze Burfict  will be making an average of $6.3 million on his  new contract extension  that was signed last Wednesday.    While that is true across the life of his entire current contract, it isn't quite true for the new deal itself. Burfict may now be under contract for the next four years, but the deal that was signed last week technically only awards him a...

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Oakland Raiders are in Need of Cornerback Help and Neiko Thorpe Could Be the Answer

8/27/2014

By Nicholas Gill     SportsMedia101.com The  Oakland Raiders  are in serious need of a cornerback to  step  up and help the position. With DJ Hayden headed to the physically unable to perform list, keeping him out the first six weeks of the season and  Chimdi Chekwa  battling a knee injury , the Raiders are in a pinch. Enter  Neiko Thorpe .  Thorpe was signed by the Raiders in January as a future/reserve player that did not get much attention. He started to impress the  coaching staff...

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DJ Hayden missed time opens door for Neiko Thorpe "Focused. He wants it"

8/26/2014

By Levi Damien    SilverAndBlackPride.com One of the positions that was looking like it could be the deepest on this  Raiders  team in training camp ends up needing to be. With D.J. Hayden  being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list and nickel corner Chimdi Chekwa's status in doubt for the opener, the Raiders need the rest of the cornerback group to step up. Through most of camp the talk was about how surprising the play of rookie T.J. Carrie  has been. But under that radar early in camp, former...

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Inside Vontaze Burfict's New Deal

8/22/2014

By Joel Corry    National Football Post The Cincinnati Bengals continued their trend of being proactive with core players entering the final year of rookie contracts  by signing All-Pro linebacker Vontaze Burfict  to a three-year, $18.43 million contract extension (total of $19 million for four years) this past week. Burfict was scheduled to make $570,000, his league minimum salary, in 2014 prior to signing the new deal. Consistent with other Bengals deals, the only guaranteed money in Burfict’s contract is a $3.1...

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Vontaze Burfict, Bengals reach long-term extension

8/20/2014

By Mike Coppinger   www.NFL.com     The  Cincinnati Bengals  continue to lock up their best players ahead of the 2014 season. This time, they took care of the defense, securing the services of  Vontaze Burfict . NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports it's a four-year, $20.05 million contract for the  Pro Bowl  outside linebacker, per a source involved in the process. Burfict will make $6.9 million combined in a signing bonus and roster bonus this season, plus another roster bonus worth $2.15...

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