The Cincinnati Bengals have exercised the fifth-year option on Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green, and now it's time for the next order of business. The Bengals will now look to re-sign quarterback Andy Dalton to a manageable deal that ensures he remains the team's starting QB for the foreseeable future. Burfict is set to hit restricted free agency in 2015, so they could theoretically wait and tender him at the highest level in '15 to ensure he's a Bengal at least through the '15 season, though they'd prefer to get a long-term deal done. Per the rules regarding restricted free agents, the Bengals have three qualifying levels of compensation that they can apply. The maximum tender has a compensation level $3.113 million, which includes a first-round pick if another team signs that player to another offer sheet and the Bengals refuse to match.
Vontaze Burfict and Bengals working on contract extension
Cincy Jungle | Apr 22