player photo

55 Vontaze Burfict OLB

Cincinnati Bengals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
36%3%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
5290001

Player Updates

1432672744
Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict works out gingerly Tuesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was certainly not a full-go Tuesday in his first action since going on injured reserve last December and undergoing microfracture surgery the following month.

He did, however work out on a side field, which is encouraging in itself. But he should not be expected to join his teammates any time soon.

"Vontaze will be in rehab all the way through the summer," Marvin Lewis told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "So, he's got a long way to go. He had surgery in January. That's surgery that takes a bit."

Burfict could not run. Rather, he limped moving across the practice field.

Share: Twitter Facebook
1432402242
Bengals' Vontaze Burfict may start year on PUP
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict's rehab may not be progressing as quickly as the team had hoped.

Burfict had microfracture knee surgery and initial post-surgery reports said that he could be recovered by the start of training camp. 

This week, the team's website said that Burfict's status was "up in the air" and that a return by the start of the season would be a "tight call".

If Burfict isn't ready by the opener, the Bengals may choose to put him on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. 

Share: Twitter Facebook
1422308051
Bengals' Vontaze Burfict undergoes microfracture surgery
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has gone under the knife for surgery on his knee, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

However, when the surgery was performed in October, it was not reported to be microfracture surgery. Dr. Neal ElAttranche confirmed Sunday he performed microfracture surgery on Burfict's knee.

"I don't see any reason, if this thing heals like we want and we think it will, why he won't be back like he was," said ElAttrache. "Microfracture has a bad connotation, but there are plenty of guys who have come back and been able to play like before. But it's not really news when it works out."

ElAttrache said he believes Burfict should be ready at full strength for the start of training camp.

Burfict's season was cut short by the knee injury, allowing him to play just five games in 2014, totaling 29 tackles.

Share: Twitter Facebook
1421936540
Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict no lock for start of season
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who's had two knee surgeries since late October, might not be ready for the start of the 2015 season, reports the team's website. The plan is for Burfict to be back, but "there has been some concern" he'll start the season on the PUP list and miss the first six weeks, the report said.

“He has to work his tail off. He has to work harder now than he did to get here,” coach Marvin Lewis said. “Everyone in his inner circle has continued to reinforce that. He has to work harder now than he did to get here.”

Burfict had 29 tackles and a forced fumble in five games this season. He had 298 combined tackles and four sacks in the previous two years.

Share: Twitter Facebook
1418254869
Lewis: Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict could need more surgery
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Wednesday that linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after undergoing knee surgery on Oct. 29 and failing to recover enough to take the field, could require additional surgery before going into recovery mode, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

"He's heard from a lot of different people (their) recommendations, and then he's going to have to make a decision on what's best to go forward," Lewis said.

The coach added that Burfict is expected to make a decision on whether to undergo further surgery in the next few days. The linebacker isn't a lock to be ready for the start of next season.

Share: Twitter Facebook
Schedule
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Cincinnati Bengals1612773.0541000.0002
2013Cincinnati Bengals16171114.057311212.01206
2014Cincinnati Bengals52915.0140000.0002
TOTAL37327202.0125411212.012010
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Cincinnati Bengals1600002020
2013Cincinnati Bengals16001021321
2014Cincinnati Bengals500101010
TOTAL37002051351
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/248
Birthdate:
9/24/1990
Age:
24
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
School:
Arizona State
NFL Experience:
4
Awards:
2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
Fantasy Games
 
 
2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl