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Vontaze Burfict | Linebacker

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 248
College: Arizona State
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Speaking Monday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said WLB Vontaze Burfict (cervical strain) is "fine."
It's unclear what terms Lewis was speaking in, or if Burfict has a chance to suit up for Week 8. His status will be updated later this week. Oct 20 - 3:21 PM

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Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict has been diagnosed with a cervical strain.

Burfict suffered the injury when the crown of his helmet made contact with Andrew Luck. It's a scary situation for a player that has had some serious concussion issues already. Safety Taylor Mays rookie Marquis Flowers were forced to fill in for Burfict with the Bengals linebacking corps absolutely decimated.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 19 - 6:53 PM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict left Sunday's Week 7 game at Indy in the first quarter with a neck injury.

Burfict has been dealing with concussion issues throughout much of this season. It's unclear if this is related. Marquis Flowers has come on.
Oct 19 - 1:49 PM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict was fined $25,000 for deliberately twisting the ankles of Cam Newton and Greg Olsen in Week 6.

Burfict drew the ire of the Panthers by grabbing and twisting the balky ankles of both Newton and Olsen while on the ground after plays were over. It was dirty on Burfict's end. Newton is recovering from offseason ankle surgery, while Olsen was hobbled all week by a bum ankle. On Olsen's touchdown catch-and-run, Burfict was caught in the act on camera. Olsen was in noticeable pain. Some around the league believe the NFL was too easy on Burfict.
Oct 15 - 11:00 AM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is probable for Week 6.

He should be reinserted into fantasy IDP lineups against the Panthers.
Oct 10 - 2:04 PM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is practicing in full for Week 6.

Burfict remains in the concussion protocol, but has been cleared to practice. He's on track to return this week after missing the last two games.
Oct 8 - 1:39 PM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is considered doubtful for Week 5.

Expect Emmanuel Lamur to lead the Bengals in tackles against New England.
Source: bengals.com
Oct 3 - 2:24 PM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) did not practice Thursday.

Burfict still hasn't been cleared to practice and remains in the concussion protocol. He was able to get in some work on the side Thursday and should be considered questionable for Sunday night's game against the Patriots.
Oct 2 - 7:48 PM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is expected to resume practicing on Wednesday.

Burfict should gain full clearance, and return for Sunday's showdown with the Patriots.
Sep 29 - 3:01 PM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

Burfict is still in the concussion protocol for the second time in two weeks and can be safely ruled out. Vincent Rey will replace him in the lineup against Tennessee.
Sep 20 - 3:17 PM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict is back in the league's concussion protocol.

Burfict suffered a concussion in the Week 1 opener, was cleared in time for Week 2, but was concussed again. He didn't practice Wednesday, and would seem to be a long shot to play against the Titans. Consider him week-to-week. Vincent Rey will likely fill in for Burfict next to MLB Rey Maualuga against Tennessee.
Sep 17 - 3:54 PM

Vontaze Burfict was forced from Cincinnati's Week 2 game against the Falcons with a neck stinger, and will not return.

Burfict, who suffered a concussion in Week 1, took a huge hit in the second half. It didn't have the looks of a major injury, but nothing is ever certain with the head/neck area. Burfict's status will be updated in the coming days.
Sep 14 - 3:46 PM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) has been cleared to play Week 2 against the Falcons.

Burfict got in a full practice Friday and was cleared by an independent neurologist over the weekend. It's a downgrade for the Falcons' running game.
Sep 14 - 10:00 AM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) returned to a full practice on Friday, but is listed as questionable for Week 2.

The "Q" tag suggests Burfict is not quite out of the woods, but the full practice indicates he's tentatively on track to play in Sunday's game against Atlanta. Burfict may have one more hurdle to clear before getting a green light.
Sep 12 - 2:11 PM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict suffered a concussion in Sunday's Week 1 game against the Bengals.

He went down in the second quarter on a hit of Joe Flacco. The Bengals will presumably turn to Vincent Rey at weak-side linebacker. Burfict finished the game with four tackles (all solo), one for a loss, and one pass breakup.
Sep 7 - 2:55 PM

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