Vontaze Burfict

#55 LB / Cincinnati Bengals / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 248 lb Age: 25 College: Arizona State Bye 7,19,20,21

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INJURY ALERT: Suspended | Suspension | 3-game suspension. Eligible to return Week 4 of 2016 season
  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict suspended three games

    The NFL has suspended Burfict for the first three games of the 2016 season due to repeated violations of safety-related playing rules, the NFL reports. Burfict has oscillated between brilliant and bone-headed during his four-year career, and Saturday's wild-card defeat to the Steelers was no exception. Although his strip sack of Ben Roethlisberger (a play in which the quarterback was knocked out until the final drive due to a shoulder injury) and interception of backup Landry Jones spurred the Bengals' comeback bid, he also committed a crucial unnecessary roughness penalty on Antonio Brown with 22 seconds remaining, which compounded with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty from Adam Jones to set up the Steelers' game-winning field goal. On a more serious note, Burfict has been flagged for 14 unnecessary roughness calls since he entered the professional ranks in 2012, seemingly necessitating Monday's action from the NFL. Pending an appeal, he'll begin the suspension in Week 1 of next season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bengals' Vontaze Burfict: Has a big day

    Burfict notched seven tackles (five solo), adding a sack and an interception in Sunday's win over the 49ers. Burfict has always been considered one of the best players on the Bengals' defense, but he always has trouble staying healthy. He didn't practice on Thursday due to an ankle injury that he suffered last week, but he decided to give it a go on Sunday. Burfict came up big for the Bengals once again as he recorded his first sack and first interception of the season. If he can find ways to stay on the field, the fourth-year linebacker can provide solid production as an IDP.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bengals' Vontaze Burfict: Active in Week 15

    Burfict (knee) is active Sunday against the 49ers. After missing practice on Thursday, Burfict put in a full session on Friday and will be back in the lineup at weak-side linebacker. On the season, he's played in seven games and recorded 49 tackles.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bengals' Vontaze Burfict: Ankle not an issue

    Burfict (ankle) is not listed on the Bengals' Week 13 injury report. Burfict, who looks good to go for Sunday's game against the Browns, is back on the IDP radar after having recorded 22 tackles over his last three contests.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bengals' Vontaze Burfict: Injures ankle Sunday

    Burfict suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's win over the Rams, ESPN.com reports. Burfict managed seven tackles prior to his exit from Sunday's game, but his IDP owners will need to track his status in advance of next weekend's tilt against the Browns.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bengals' Vontaze Burfict: Set to play Sunday

    Burfict (knee) is active Sunday against the Rams. Burfict was limited in practice all week, but that won't prevent him from suiting up for the fifth straight game. Although he's logged 38 snaps or less in back-to-back weeks, Burfict has been efficient, collecting 15 combined tackles (nine solo) over that two-game span.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bengals' Vontaze Burfict: Playing in Sunday's game

    Burfict (knee) is active for Sunday's game in Arizona. Burfict had microfacture surgery in January and has been limited at practice while working his way back. He's yet to take on an every-down role, but he did play more than 30 snaps in each of his first three appearances, with 15 tackles (nine solo) to show for it thus far.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bengals' Vontaze Burfict: Limited in practice this week

    Burfict (knee) will be limited in practice this week. Burfict played in a limited role during practices last week, and will look to do the same this week. He is still working his way back to full strength after undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee this past offseason. His seven tackle performance on Monday night was his best so far this season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bengals' Vontaze Burfict: Listed as active Monday

    Burfict (concussion) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Texans. Burfict has just eight tackles in two games to date, but once he is able to establish his health and key role in the Bengals' defense, he could well re-emerge on the IDP radar.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bengals' Vontaze Burfict: Probable for Monday's game

    Burfict (concussion) is probable for Monday's game against Houston, ESPN's Coley Harvey reports. He was limited in practice Thursday and Friday, so he may not be 100 percent healthy yet, but the Bengals will still deploy him against the Texans.

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