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55 Vontaze Burfict OLB
Height/Weight: 6-1/248 | Birthdate: 9/24/1990 | Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, USA | Team: Cincinnati | College: Arizona State | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 54/15 | Average Draft Position: 114.88
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Lewis: Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict could need more surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Wednesday that linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after undergoing knee surgery on Oct. 29 and failing to recover enough to take the field, could require additional surgery before going into recovery mode, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

"He's heard from a lot of different people (their) recommendations, and then he's going to have to make a decision on what's best to go forward," Lewis said.

The coach added that Burfict is expected to make a decision on whether to undergo further surgery in the next few days. The linebacker isn't a lock to be ready for the start of next season.


Bengals place Vontaze Burfict on IR, activate AJ McCarron


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) The Bengals announced a pair of roster moves on Tuesday, according to the team's official website. The team placed linebacker Vontaze Burfict on injured reserve with a knee injury and activated rookie quarterback AJ McCarron from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

Burfict's season ends with 29 combined tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in five games.


Bengals' Vontaze Burfict among inactives again for Week 14


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will miss Week 14 against the Steelers as he continues to recover from a knee injury. Burfict has only played five games this year. 

Other inactives for the Bengals include WR Dane Sanzenbacher, CB Chris Lewis-Harris , LB Chris Carter, T Tanner Hawkinson, WR James Wright and DE Margus Hunt


A.J. Green among notable probables for Bengals in Week 14


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The Bengals will be without the services of linebackers Vontaze Burfict (knee) and Jayson DiManche (forearm) for Week 14 against Pittsburgh. Burfict and DiManche were the only two players ruled out for the game, but defensive end Margus Hunt (ankle) and wide receiver James Wright (knee) could join them come Sunday. Both Hunt and Wright were labeled as doubtful for the game.

Meanwhile, defensive tackle Domata Peko (elbow) was the only player on the report deemed questionable, while defensive end Robert Geathers (hip), wide receiver A.J. Green (thigh), tight end Ryan Hewitt (illness), cornerback Adam Jones (concussion), tackle Marshall Newhouse (hip) and guard/center Mike Pollak (knee) were listed as probable.


Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict still sidelined


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict appears destined for a sixth straight game of inactivity with a knee injury that has prevented him from playing since October. He is set to sit again Wednesday and will likely not play against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Bengals' Vontaze Burfict status unknown for practice this week


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) Bengals' linebacker Vontaze Burfict's status remains unknown for Week 14 as coach Marvin Lewis said he's not sure if Burfict will return to practice this week. 

Lewis called Burfict day-to-day. He has been out since late October with a knee injury. 

Burfict has 29 total tackles with one forced fumble. 


Trio of ailing Bengals set to sit at Tampa Bay


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Three injured players occupy the inactive list submitted Sunday by the Bengals for their game in Tampa Bay. They are linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee), wideout Greg Little (illness) and defensive end Margus Hunt (ankle).

The healthy scratches are running back Rex Burkhead, defensive back Chris Lewis-Harris and offensive linemen Tanner Hawkinson and Jamon Meredith.


Bengals in fairly good shape heading into Week 13 game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) As expected, the Bengals have ruled out linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) and defensive end Margus Hunt (ankle) for the Sunday game against Tampa Bay.

The team is otherwise healthy. Linebacker Nico Johnson (illness) has been deemed questionable while defensive end Robert Geathers (toe), safety George Iloka (groin), wideout Greg Little (illness) and offensive lineman Mike Pollak (knee) are probable.


Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict expected to miss fourth straight


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2014) Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict did not practice Thursday and is expected to miss his fourth straight game Sunday when Cincy visits the Buccaneers, reports ESPN.com. Burfict is recovering from Nov. 3 arthroscopic knee surgery.

Lewis: Bengals LB Burfict could return to practice this week


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) A knee injury that has prevented Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict from playing since Oct. 26 has him out of practice again Wednesday. But Marvin Lewis has stated that he could return to a session later this week.

Burfict contributed to 29 tackles in five games before going down. Only a quick and successful return this week would give him a chance to playing more than on a limited basis Sunday at Tampa Bay.


Burfict among Bengals inactives Week 12 at Houston


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Bengals wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, running back Rex Burkhead, cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris, linebacker Vontaze Burfict, offensive tackle Tanner Hawkinson, wide receiver Greg Little and defensive end Margus Hunt were all ruled inactive Week 12 at Houston.

Bengals final injury report includes seven probables for Week 12


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) Bengals running back Giovani Bernard is the most notable player listed as probable on Cincinnati's final injury report for Week 12 against Houston. He joins Wallace Gilberry (back), Terence Newman (knee), Cedric Peerman (hip), Mike Pollak (knee), Andre Smith (ankle) and Kevin Zeitler (calf) on the list.

Meanwhile, Vontaze Burfict (knee) and Margus Hunt (ankle) were the only two players ruled out for the game.


Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict not ready to practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who's missed three straight games with a knee injury, won't practice Wednesday, coach Marvin Lewis told reporters. Cincinnati is preparing to visit the Texans on Sunday.

Bengals list Week 11 inactives


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) The following players have been ruled inactive for the Bengals in Week 11 against the Saints: CB Terence Newman, RB Giovani Bernard, LB Vontaze Burfict, OT Andre Smith, OT Tanner Hawkinson, DT Devon Still and WR Greg Little.

Bengals battered up heading into New Orleans


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) The ruled out statuses of running back Giovani Bernard (hip/clavicle) and linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) headline the injury report submitted Friday by the Bengals for their Sunday game. But other Bengals are banged up as well.

Included is offensive tackle Andre Smith (ankle), who is doubtful. The questionables are linebacker Rey Maualuga (hamstring), who practiced in full Friday, and cornerback Terence Newman (knee), who has been out all week.

The probables are tight end Jermaine Gresham (thigh), cornerback Leon Hall (concussion), safety Taylor Mays (foot) and offensive lineman Mike Pollak (knee).


Bengals RB Bernard, LB Burfict near red light for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) The Bengals have indicated that featured back Giovani Bernard (hip/clavicle) and linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) will be sidelined Sunday in New Orleans. Both were out of Friday practice and have yet to participate in any session this week.

Both are set to be inactive for their third consecutive games.


Report: Bengals LB Burfict to get thumbs-down for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict has not only been sidelined from Wednesday practice again with a knee issue, but is certain to be inactive Sunday against New Orleans, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Burfict has not played since Oct. 26.


Giovani Bernard headlines Bengals inactives in Week 10


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) The Bengals have ruled the following players as inactive for Thursday's Week 10 matchup against the Browns: running back Giovani Bernard (hip, clavicle), cornerback Leon Hall (concussion), linebackers Vontaze Burfict (knee) and Rey Maualuga (hamstring), offensive tackle Andre Smith (ankle), wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher and defensive end Will Clarke.

Hall and Burfict were ruled out on the team's final injury report, which also listed Bernard, Maualuga and Smith as doubtful to play. Jeremy Hill is expected to carry the load at running back with Bernard sidelined.


Bengals rule out LB Burfict, CB Hall for Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) As expected, linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) and cornerback Leon Hall (concussion) have been ruled out by the Bengals for their game Thursday night against the visiting Browns.

Neither has practiced this week. Burfict hasn't played since Week 8. Hall sustained his injury Sunday against Jacksonville.


Bernard, Hall, Gresham, Maualuga sit out Bengals practice Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2014) Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (hip), tight end Jermaine Gresham (undisclosed), cornerback Leon Hall (concussion) and linebacker Rey Maualuga (hamstring) all missed practice Tuesday, according to ESPN. Vontaze Burfict (knee) also sat out, but he has already been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Browns.

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict ruled out for Thursday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2014) As expected, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict won't play Thursday against Cleveland, the team announced. Burfict had arthroscopic knee surgery last week.

Gio Bernard heads Bengals' Week 9 inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) The Bengals declared running back Giovani Bernard (hip), linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee), guard Kevin Zeitler (calf), linebacker Rey Maualuga (hamstring), cornerback Darqueze Dennard (hamstring), wideout Dane Sanzenbacher and defensive end Will Clarke inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

With Bernard sidelined, rookie Jeremy Hill will start at tailback.


Bengals list lengthy injury report for Week 9


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Bengals listed a lengthy injury report for Week 9 against the Jaguars. Giovani Bernard (hip, clavicle) and linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) were the only two players on the list ruled out for the game. The team labeled Kevin Zeitler (calf) doubtful, while A.J. Green (toe) and Brandon Thompson (knee) were each labeled questionable.

Meanwhile, the following players were officially ruled probable: Jayson DiManche (shoulder), Carlos Dunlap (illness), Terence Newman (back), Domata Peko (toe), Mike Pollak (knee) and Andre Smith (knee).


Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict undergoes knee scope


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict had arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday morning and is expected to miss two games, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. Burfict led the team with 171 tackles last year. In five games this season, he has 29 tackles and a forced fumble.

Bengals' Vontaze Burfict, Domata Peko expected to return Week 8


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) and defensive tackle Domata Peko (toe) suffered injuries in the first quarter of Sunday's matchup against the Ravens. However, the team announced that both players are expected to return to action.