On August 28, Burfict was suspended for the first five games of the 2017 regular season due to a hit he made on Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman in the second preseason game. On August 30, he appealed, and his suspension was reduced to three games. On September 7, Burfict signed a three-year extension worth $38. 68 million with a $3. 3 million signing bonus. During Week 7 against the Steelers, Burfict lunged both his feet in the face mask of Roosevelt Nix before trying to get back up. The scene occurred with 43 seconds of regulation beginning, but no flag was thrown. On October 27, Burfict was fined $12,154. During Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans, Burfict's troubles continued as he committed two personal foul penalties. The first penalty was a late hit on DeMarco Murray, and the other was unsportsmanlike conduct, where he bumped into an official (although camera footage did not show). Burfict was subsequently ejected for the first time in his NFL career, and left by imitating a celebration taunt by Johnny Manziel.