Vontaze Burfict LB CIN 9 Days
Vontaze Burfict racked up 13 tackles despite playing on a sprained ankle in Sunday's win at San Diego.
Burfict had to convince coaches to let him play after looking gimpy in the warmup. "The injury was bad, but I think he's just got special powers and he used them all today," coach Marvin Lewis said. Burfict continues to absolutely dominate from the weak side as he's up to 131 tackles through 12 games.
Vontaze Burfict LB CIN 9 Days
Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (ankle) is active for Week 13 against the Chargers.
The Bengals enter Week 13 as one of the league's healthier teams on offense. Inactive for the Bengals are OG Kevin Zeitler, RB Rex Burkhead, WR Ryan Whalen, S Tony Dye, OT Tanner Hawkinson, DT Christo Bilukidi and WR Dane Sanzenbacher.
Vontaze Burfict LB CIN 12 Days
Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 13.
Per beat writer Joe Reedy, Burfict's status is "cloudy" for Sunday's trip to Qualcomm Stadium. The second-year weak-side 'backer suffered the injury in practice this week. Pro Football Focus has graded Burfict as the No. 3 4-3 OLB in the league, behind only Denver's Von Miller and Tampa's Lavonte David.
Vontaze Burfict LB CIN 3 Months
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.
Burfict was limited Thursday with a thigh injury, but it was never a major concern. He'll start opposite Rey Maualuga on Monday night against the Steelers.
Vontaze Burfict LB CIN 10 Months
Bengals.com considers Vontaze Burfict and Emmanuel Lamur the leading candidates to take the bulk of the linebacker snaps in 2013.
Burfict played the weak-side 'backer spot in 2012 as an undrafted rookie, and he went on to lead the team in tackles. He'll shift to the middle with Rey Maualuga likely gone via free agency, and Lamur will step in on the weak side. Lamur is an athletic player out of Kansas State who was promoted from the practice squad in Week 9.
Vontaze Burfict LB CIN 11 Months
Undrafted rookie WLB Vontaze Burfict finished the regular season as the Bengals' leading tackler.
After being credited with 18 tackles in the regular-season finale, Burfict will finish with 127. The coaches will end up with a figure closer to 170. It's an impressive tally for a player who didn't appear for a single snap in the season opener and changed positions a couple of weeks later.
Vontaze Burfict LB CIN Oct 22 '12
Bengals rookie WLB Vontaze Burfict had 15 tackles in the Bengals' Week 7 loss to the Steelers.
It looks like the Bengals got themselves a steal. Burfict was an early-round talent that went undrafted in April due to a bad combine and off-field concerns. He's proceeded to start five games and has led the team in tackles in three of those games. Over the last four weeks, "Tez" has 36 tackles, one sack and two pass breakups out of the WILL linebacker spot.
Vontaze Burfict LB CIN May 12 '12
Undrafted Bengals ILB Vontaze Burfict has lost 15 pounds since the Combine.
Burfict is participating in the Bengals' rookie minicamp at 248 pounds after reporting to the Combine out of shape. Getting in shape is just the beginning for Burfict, who will have to prove he's disciplined and explosive enough to play in the NFL before even being considered for a roster spot.