FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports the Bengals are "making progress" in long-term talks with WLB Vontaze Burfict.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bengals and WLB Vontaze Burfict have opened long-term contract negotiations.
ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey reports the team is expected to try and sign WLB Vontaze Burfict to a long-term contract extension this offseason.
Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict is in the concussion protocol.
Vontaze Burfict racked up 13 tackles despite playing on a sprained ankle in Sunday's win at San Diego.
Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (ankle) is active for Week 13 against the Chargers.
Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 13.
Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (thigh) was a full participant in practice Saturday for a second straight day and is listed as probable on the Week 2 injury report.
Bengals.com considers Vontaze Burfict and Emmanuel Lamur the leading candidates to take the bulk of the linebacker snaps in 2013.
Undrafted rookie WLB Vontaze Burfict finished the regular season as the Bengals' leading tackler.
Rookie WLB Vontaze Burfict had 15 tackles in the Bengals' Week 7 loss to the Steelers.
Vontaze Burfict is expected to start at WLB on Sunday for the Bengals.
The Bengals are moving rookie Vontaze Burfict to weakside linebacker.
Bengals.com expects undrafted rookie ILB Vontaze Burfict to battle Roddrick Muckelroy for a roster spot.