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Vontaze Burfict is going to be a Bengal for some time. The Steelers are facing arrest issues in the backfield. Aren't you upset when you pay top dollar for a nice field and it can't hold up? The 49ers are.

Andy Lyons

Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati Bengals agree to extension - ESPN
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.

Cincinnati Bengals sign linebacker Vontaze Burfict to long-term deal
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed linebacker Vontaze Burfict to a contract extension, reports Adam Caplan of ESPN. Adam Schefter reports the deal is worth $20 million over four years, starting with $7.6 million this season.

Cincinnati Bengals ink Vontaze Burfict to contract extension
Vontaze Burfict was one of the best values in the NFL during the 2013 season, as he made just $480,333 yet was a second-team All-Pro selection. On Wednesday the Cincinnati Bengals remedied that situation, as the two sides agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract through the 2017 season.

Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both arrested
The Steelers' top two running backs were arrested together today. Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount, Pittsburgh's first- and second-string running backs, were in a car together and stopped by Ross Township Police this afternoon.

Harbaugh pulls 49ers off Levi's Stadium field | CSN Bay Area
Coach Jim Harbaugh brought his team together less than an hour into practice Wednesday evening and abruptly led his team out of Levi's Stadium due to poor field conditions. Basic plays provided huge divots, and there were patches of sod that were still discolored from the 49ers' game Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

Cincinnati Bengals ready for 'impressive' Carson Palmer again
Marvin Lewis had to pause for a few minutes and file through his memory bank. "The last time I talked to Carson," the Cincinnati Bengals head coach said, his eyes drifting as he visibly scanned his mind for the exact moment when he previously corresponded with former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, "I guess probably was when we played the Raiders. After that game. I think so."

Cincinnati Bengals Morning Takes: Blitz-gate firestorm - ESPN

It was rather surprising to me that on Tuesday, some four days after the Cincinnati Bengals' backup offenses first took blitz after first-team New York Jets blitz, we were still discussing the issue.