The Bengals may move on from Burfict (concussion) during the offseason, ESPN.com's Katherine Terrell reports. Burfict played just 43 games the past five seasons, limited by a mixture of suspensions (three), concussions (seven documented) and other injuries. He's only 28 years old, but his peak form hasn't been seen since 2016 and the new coaching staff doesn't have any investment. Burfict has two seasons remaining on a three-year, $33.2 million extension, with a dead cap charge of only $1.8 million if the Bengals decide to release him, per overthecap.com. He'd presumably need to accept a pay cut to have any chance at staying in Cincinnati.
Burfict (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports. Burfict didn't practice this week, as he has yet to clear the concussion protocol and will finish the season missing three of the last four games. The 28-year-old has seven documented concussions -- including two in the last month -- and will likely reevaluate his long-term outlook with his 2018 season officially concluded.
Burfict suffered a concussion during Sunday's game against the Browns and is ruled out to return, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Burfict, who missed the Bengals' last two games in the league-mandated concussion protocol, suffered some friendly fire on a hit from Sam Hubbard and was forced to exit versus the Browns. The veteran linebacker will remain sidelined for the duration of Sunday's contest with the seventh concussion of his career.
Burfict (concussion) is active Week 16 against the Browns. Burfict was back in practice as a full participant Friday, setting the stage for a return after missing back-to-back games. Burfict and the Bengals finish the year with division matchups on the road against Cleveland and Pittsburgh -- both games in which the linebacker recorded eight combined tackles earlier in the year.
Burfict (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game at Cleveland, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Burfict has missed the last two games with the concussion, but he was able to practice as a limited participant this week. The 28-year-old must fully clear the concussion protocol by Sunday or he will miss his third straight game, which would again leave Hardy Nickerson to start in his place at middle linebacker.