OUTVontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
3 weeks ago

Burfict (shoulder) was downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict was listed as doubtful after not participating at practice this week so it's unsurprising to see him downgraded as the Bengals play spoiler in Week 17. Jordan Evans and Hardy Nickerson should both see increased snaps at weak-side linebacker as Burfict's suspension and injury-marred 2017 season officially comes to an end.

OUTVontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
3 weeks ago

Burfict (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict sat out of practice this week, so with nothing but pride to play for Sunday, the doubtful designation isn't much of a surprise. If he indeed sits out Sunday, expect a mix of Jordan Evans and Hardy Nickerson to fill in at weak-side linebacker.

OUTVontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
3 weeks ago

Burfict (shoulder) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict returned from a two-game absence due to a concussion to suit up for the Week 16 win over the Lions, only to exit early after hurting his shoulder. With little on the line for the Bengals during the season finale Sunday against the Ravens, don't be surprised if Burfict is held out of the contest if he's less than 100 percent healthy before the weekend.

OUTVontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
3 weeks ago

Burfict suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's game against the Lions, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.comreports.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict was injured after hurrying Matthew Stafford into throwing an interception. he had recorded three tackles (two solo) before departing, and his status for Week 17 at Baltimore is questionable.

OUTVontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
4 weeks ago

Burfict (concussion) was a full participant at Friday's practice and is on pace to play Sunday against the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict's return to full participation in practice bodes well for his chances at playing Sunday, barring any setbacks. The starting outside linebacker's potential return would result in a reduced role for Jordan Evans, who has logged at least 55 snaps in each of the Bengals' past three games.

OUTVontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
4 weeks ago1 Comment

Burfict (concussion) logged a limited practice session Thursday, Jay Morrison of Cox Media Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict has been dealing with a concussion since Week 13. The fact that the talented linebacker was able to practice at all is a good sign, but he will still need to log a full session and be cleared by an independent neurologist before suiting up for Sunday's contest against the Lions.

OUTVontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
1 month ago

Burfict (concussion) seems unlikely to play Sunday against the Lions, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official sitereports.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict went through stretching exercises Wednesday but didn't participate in practice. He'll need to earn full-participant status in practice and also receive clearance from an independent neurologist before he'll be able to take the field again.

OUTVontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
1 month ago

Burfict (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though Burfict took a step forward in his recovery from the concussion by returning to practice Thursday in a limited fashion, the Bengals determined he wasn't on track to clear the NFL's protocol for head injuries before Sunday. As a result, Burfict will be sidelined for the second straight game, with Jordan Evans likely to pick up most of the reps at weakside linebacker.

OUTVontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
1 month ago

Burfict (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is an encouraging sign for Burfict after the linebacker was held out of Wednesday's practice entirely, and it's the first time he's taken the field since suffering the concussion in Week 13. If Burfict is able to continue practicing, there is a good chance he'll manage to clear the concussion protocol by Sunday.

OUTVontaze Burfict
LB CIN (6)
1 month ago

Burfict (concussion) did not participate at the Bengals' practice Wednesday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Burfict has not practiced since sustaining the concussion against the Steelers in Week 13, and his status for Sunday's game in Minnesota is severely in doubt. The Bengals are already short-handed at linebacker with Nick Vigil (ankle) a candidate for injured reserve, and could be forced to do some roster tweaking should Burfict be unavailable.