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Vontaze Burfict | Linebacker | #55

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 255
College: Arizona State
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Bengals declared LB Vontaze Burfict, RB Quinton Flowers, TE Jordan Franks, CB Tony McRae, OT Cedric Ogbuehi, OT Kent Perkins and WR Hunter Sharp inactive for Week 17 against the Steelers.
Burfict is out after suffering his seventh known concussion in last week's loss to Cleveland. This latest concussion could threaten his career. CB Darqueze Dennard (wrist), DE Christian Ringo (knee) and S Shawn Williams (pectoral) will all be in uniform for Sunday's finale. Sun, Dec 30, 2018 03:04:00 PM

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ESPN Bengals reporter Kat Terrell reports MLB Vontaze Burfict's career could be jeopardized by his latest concussion.

Burfict suffered his seventh known concussion in Sunday's loss to the Browns, and his second within the last month. As Terrell notes, these are only "known" concussions, and players sometimes get away with hiding their brain injuries so as to avoid the NFL's concussion protocol. On the field, Burfict has endured the worst season of his career from a performance standpoint. He's forced zero turnovers and been annihilated in pass coverage by running backs and tight ends.
Wed, Dec 26, 2018 09:38:00 PM

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict suffered a concussion in Sunday's Week 16 game versus the Browns and will not return.

This marks Burfict's seventh concussion for his career and second this month after missing the past two games with a concussion he sustained in Week 13.The rest of his season is surely over at minimum.
Sun, Dec 23, 2018 02:42:00 PM

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is questionable for Week 16 against the Browns.

Burfict has been out since Week 13 because of a concussion. He got in a full practice Friday, strongly suggesting he is on track to play.
Sat, Dec 22, 2018 02:59:00 PM

Bengales declared LB Vontaze Burfict, CB KeiVarae Russell, CB Devontae Harris, OL Cedric Ogbuehi, WR Josh Malone, TE Jordan Franks, and DE Kasim Edebali inactive for Sunday's Week 15 game against the Raiders.

Burfict will miss his second consecutive game with a concussion that he suffered in Week 13. Hardy Nickerson will start at ILB in place for Burfict for the second straight game.
Sun, Dec 16, 2018 11:35:00 AM

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (hip) is practicing Thursday.

He also got in a limited session Wednesday. These practices suggest Burfict will be ready to face the Ravens barring any setbacks. It is good news with both Preston Brown (knee) and Nick Vigil (knee) looking likely to sit.
Thu, Nov 15, 2018 11:48:00 AM

Bengals declared LB Vontaze Burfict, WR A.J. Green, CB Darqueze Dennard, LB Nick Vigil, OL Alex Redmond, TE Tyler Kroft, and WR Josh Malone inactive for Sunday's Week 10 game versus the Saints.

Burfict missed Week 8 versus the Buccaneers and was not able to get healthy throughout the bye week. With fellow linebacker Nick Vigil also out Sunday, the Bengals will have a tough time containing Alvin Kamara out of the backfield. The Bengals rank 27th in receptions allowed per game (6.4) to opposing backfields.
Sun, Nov 11, 2018 11:36:00 AM

Vontaze Burfict (hip) did not practice Monday.

It is not a great sign he remains unable to practice following the bye week, but it is only Monday. With the Saints coming to town, the Bengals need Burfict healthy.
Mon, Nov 5, 2018 12:55:00 PM

Vontaze Burfict (hip) did not practice Thursday.

It is Burfict's second missed practice in a row, suggesting he will sit out this week. It is a concern with Tampa Bay's high-powered offense headed to town.
Thu, Oct 25, 2018 12:06:00 PM

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (hip) didn't practice on Wednesday.

He suffered the injury in Sunday night's loss to Kansas City. Jordan Evans is next up at weak side linebacker for Cincinnati.
Wed, Oct 24, 2018 04:30:00 PM

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict suffered a hip injury in Week 7 against the Chiefs.

He's done for the game. Burfict was limping badly, so he's likely going to miss practice time this week. Jordan Evans is Burfict's backup.
Sun, Oct 21, 2018 10:49:00 PM

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict's four-game suspension has ended.

He is eligible to re-join the team this week. Cincinnati's defense has scuffled over the first month of the season, so Burfict should be welcomed back with open arms.
Mon, Oct 1, 2018 08:55:00 AM

Bengals activated LB Vontaze Burfict from the active/NFI.

Burfict was sidelined the early part of camp by a hamstring injury, but he was never expected to miss much time. The linebacker is eligible to participate during the preseason, but he will miss the first four games of the regular season because of a PED suspension.
Mon, Aug 6, 2018 11:37:00 AM

Bengals placed LB Vontaze Burfict (hamstring) on the active/NFI list.

Burfict is believed to be dealing with a minor hamstring injury. He should be good to go in a couple days. Burfict will serve a four-game suspension to open the season.
Thu, Jul 26, 2018 10:24:00 AM

Bengals' LB Vontaze Burfict has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

An NFL spokesperson released a statement confirming Burfict's pending four-game suspension. He's still eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. Cincinnati's director of player personnel Duke Tobin has shown no inclination of releasing Burfict despite this news, going as far to say "[the Bengals] are a player-oriented business and the players are the ones that win or lose for us." Following this new development, Burfict will have missed a total of 10 games due to suspension and played in only 36 of a possible 64 regular season contests since 2014.
Thu, Apr 12, 2018 04:00:00 PM

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