Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict signed a three-year extension on Thursday.
Burfict’s deal is worth $38.68 million, according to multiple reports.
The 26-year-old is playing through the final season of a four-year contract in 2017. He will miss the first three games due to a suspension for repeated violations of on-field safety rules.
LB Wahlroos commits suicide
Former NFL linebacker Drew Wahlroos committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest, the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office. He was 37.
Wahlroos played in 21 games for the St. Louis Rams from 2004-05. He was released prior to the 2006 campaign.
Chiefs cut RB Spiller, OL Devey
The Kansas City Chiefs released C.J. Spiller, marking the second time in under a week that they have cut the running back.
Kansas City also released offensive lineman Jordan Devey, with the moves coming just hours ahead of the team’s season-opening game against the defending champion New England Patriots.
Rams DT Donald will likely miss opener
Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is expected to miss Sunday’s season opener against the Indianapolis Colts as he continues his prolonged holdout, ESPN reported.
Donald has been absent throughout training camp and the preseason, accumulating approximately $1.4 million in fines. If the 26-year-old All-Pro fails to report before Sunday’s game, he will lose one game check from a contract that pays him a base salary of $1.8 million.
The 6-foot-1, 280-pound Donald has been a Pro Bowl selection in each of his three NFL seasons, playing all 48 games.
Browns will release S Pryor due to reported fight
Calvin Pryor will be released by the Cleveland Browns after the safety reportedly was involved in a fight with a teammate during Thursday’s practice.
Coach Hue Jackson confirmed the team’s decision to part ways with Pryor.
Pryor was acquired from the New York Jets in exchange for linebacker Demario Davis on June 1.
Bills RB McCoy dealing with stomach illness
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy missed a portion of Thursday’s practice with what the team referred to as a “stomach bug.”
Coach Sean McDermott dismissed any immediate concern that the team’s expected workhorse might miss Buffalo’s regular-season opener against the New York Jets.
McCoy rushed for 1,267 yards and 13 touchdowns last season and had 350 yards receiving and one score.
Raiders’ Janikowski agrees to $1M pay cut in new deal
Kicker Sebastian Janikowski agreed to a $1 million pay cut in his new deal with the Oakland Raiders, multiple outlets reported.
Janikowski’s base salary has been lowered from $4.05 million to $3 million fully guaranteed, but the 39-year-old can earn an additional $250,000 incentive if he makes 83 percent of his field goals this season, ESPN reported.