Vontaze Burfict 55 | Linebacker

Cincinnati Bengals

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Sun. Sep 21, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Burfict is inactive for the Bengals' game against the Tennessee Titans as he recovers from his second concussion in two weeks. Impact: Burfict had been listed as doubtful. The Bengals have their bye next week, so he'll have an additional week to recover. (STATS, 11:05am)
Sep 21, 2014
News: Burfict (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans, ESPN.com's Coley Harvey reports. Impact: Burfict failed to take part in practice this week as he remains under the league's concussion protocol. While having one of their top tacklers out of the lineup surely hurts, the Bengals shouldn't be challenged too much by the Titans' meager ground game. With Sean Porter, Burfict's top backup, out with a hamstring injury, rookie Marquis Flowers could make his first NFL start at outside linebacker.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Burfict (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Titans, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Impact: Burfict didn't practice all week and with the Bengals on bye in Week 4, expect the linebacker to be held out this weekend with an eye toward a possible return to action in Week 5.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Burfict (concussion) did not take part in Friday's practice, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Impact: Burfict has not practiced at all this week, so his chances of playing Sunday appear slim. His status should be updated following Friday's practice.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 18, 2014
News: Burfict (concussion) did not practice Thursday, the Bengals' official site reports. Impact: We'll check back on Burfict's status Friday, but his chances of playing Sunday against the Titans don't look good at this stage.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 17, 2014
News: Burfict is in the NFL's concussion protocol for the second straight week, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Impact: Given that, Burfict -- who did not practice Wednesday -- looks pretty iffy for Sunday's game against the Titans, at this stage. More on Burfict's status Thursday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 17, 2014
News: Burfict has been diagnosed with more concussion symptoms. Impact: Burfict will have to pass tests to be eligible to play Sunday.(STATS, 3:28pm)
Sep 14, 2014
News: Burfict suffered a "stinger" during Sunday's game against the Falcons and will not return, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Impact: Burfict suffered a concussion in Week 1 and has now endured a similar injury this Sunday, forcing the Bengals to shut down their star linebacker. As a result, Burfict finishes Sunday's game with four tackles (two solo).(RotoWire, )
Sep 14, 2014
News: Burfict left Sunday's game against the Falcons, after appearing to aggravate his concussion symptoms in the third quarter. Impact: This might have actually been the second time in the game where he was shaken up, as he left for a couple of plays in the first quarter after appearing woozy.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Sep 14, 2014
News: Burfict is active and in the starting lineup against the Atlanta Falcons, giving the Cincinnati Bengals a huge boost. Impact: The Pro Bowl linebacker suffered a concussion during Cincinnati's season-opening win at Baltimore last Sunday. He had to pass the concussion protocol tests to be ruled eligible.(STATS, 11:05am)
Sep 14, 2014
News: Burfict (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons, ESPN.com's Coley Harvey reports. Impact: As expected, Burfict will assume his usual duties on the weak side, and looks to be a safe IDP play for Week 2. Marquis Flowers will serve as Burfict's primary backup and will step in when necessary to give the linebacker a breather.(RotoWire, )
Sep 14, 2014
News: Burfict (concussion) has been cleared to play Sunday's game against the Falcons, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. Impact: There was some serious doubt regarding Burfict's availability, after he was limited in practice Thursday, but it appears he's passed all of the NFL's parameters in its concussion protocol. Now that he's ostensibly healthy, look for Burfict to avenge last week's middling four-tackle effort against the Ravens, if he does indeed suit up. Verification on Burfict being active should be relayed prior to kickoff.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 12, 2014
News: Burfict (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Impact: Burfict was listed as a limited practice participant Friday, though at this stage, it's unclear whether the linebacker will gain clearance for Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 12, 2014
News: Burfict has passed the step in the concussion protocol that restricts interviews, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Impact: This news alone does not clear Burfict to play this week, but it is a move in the right direction. The Bengals figure to update Burfict's status when they release Friday's injury report.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Burfict (concussion) was not spotted at practice Thursday, the Bengals' official site reports. Impact: We'll revisit Burfict's status Friday, but the report suggests concern that the linebacker is a candidate to miss the first game of his three-year NFL career, come Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Burfict (concussion) sat out Wednesday's practice, the Bengals' official site reports. Impact: The report suggests that Burfict appears to be progressing in his concussion protocol, but until he receives medical clearance, his status for Sunday's game against the Falcons will be in some question.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Burfict suffered a concussion during Sunday's regular-season opener and will not return. Impact: Burfict recorded four tackles (all solo) prior to being knocked out of Sunday's game. Last season's league leader in tackles, Burfict will now have to pass the NFL's concussion protocol before being cleared to play again.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Sep 7, 2014
News: Burfict has left Sunday's game against the Ravens with a concussion. Impact: The play occurred late in the first half when Burfict hit his head while putting pressure on quarterback Joe Flacco. He left the field after a short delay and was declared out for the game early in the third quarter.(STATS, 2:09pm)
Sep 7, 2014
News: Burfict (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Impact: Burfict was never in any real danger of sitting out Week 1, after turning in a pair of full practices earlier this week. The linebacker churned out a league-leading 171 tackles in 2013, and there's little evidence to suggest he won't remain an upper-level IDP option at his position again this season.(RotoWire, )
Vontaze Burfict
2014 Season
TCKL
8
SCK
0
FF
1
INT
0
Bio
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 248  Age: 23
Born: 9/24/1990, Corona, California
College: Arizona State
NFL Experience: 3rd season
Salary: $570,000
Injury Status
9/21/2014
DOUBTFUL for Week 3 (concussion)