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NFL Notes: Bengals, Chargers, Patriots, Steelers, Texans & Vikings

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict has yet to be cleared to return from a concussion that he sustained in Week 2. (Ben Volin) Chargers OLB Dwight Freeney was limited in Wednesday’s practice due to knee issues. (Eric D. Williams) Patriots DE Chandler Jones was limited in a Wednesday walkthrough due to a shoulder injury. (Phil Perry) Steelers WR Markus Wheaton was limited in Wednesday’s...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bengals to get Marvin Jones, Vontaze Burfict back for Week 5

The Bengals are in position to get better in the one area where they're lacking on offense. Receiver Marvin Jones is back this week as the Bengals (3-0) get ready to play at New England (2-2) on Sunday night. Jones is one of Cincinnati's best options close to the goal line. He had 10 touchdown catches last season, becoming one of Andy Dalton's favorite targets with his...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Burfict among Bengals' inactives

CINCINNATI -- Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is inactive today as they host Tennessee. Burfict suffered a second concussion in as many games last Sunday against Atlanta and has not yet passed the NFL concussion protocol, which includes a final examination by an independent neurologist. Vinny Rey is expected to start in place of Burfict as the WILL linebacker as well as see more...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NOW president wants NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to resign

The president of the National Organization for Women, Terry O’Neil, believes NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should resign for failing to act against domestic violence. O’Neil’s statement: The NFL has lost its way.  It doesn’t have a Ray Rice problem; it has a violence against women problem. According to, the relative arrest rate of NFL players is...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict blows up the whole planet

Sometimes when a professional athlete gets a big payday they lose their edge. Maybe they feel satisfied to rest on their laurels, maybe they don’t want to risk getting hurt when they’re suddenly worth so much money. Whatever the case it’s definitely a real thing. Not for Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, though. A couple of weeks ago the Bengals gave Burfict a...
Via cover32 - Bengals
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals Injury Update: Vontaze Burfict leaves game with concussion.

After losing tight end Tyler Eifert earlier in the game, the Bengals defense suffered a blow later: middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict left the game late in the second half with what later was determined to be a concussion.Burfict lowered his head on an attempted tackle of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco with 40 seconds left in the half and left the game. The team later ruled him out...
Via Sports Injury Alert
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict Was Hurt After Blasting Joe Flacco’s Package

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict left their game in Baltimore with a head/neck injury after hitting Joe Flacco. But Burfict not only hit Flacco, he blasted the overpaid quarterback right in the package. [SB Nation] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

From Outcast to Captain, Vontaze Burfict’s Redemption Story

Former Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict entered his junior season as an All-American and likely top-10 pick in the 2012 NFL draft. He was mean and passionate on the field, which brought a ton of comparisons to the best linebacker in the NFL at the time, Patrick Willis.  At 6’1″ and 248 pounds, Burfict seemed like your protoypical inside linebacker at the next level....
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals sign Vontaze Burfict to an extension

The Cincinnati Bengals have announced that they’re signed linebacker Vontaze Burfict to a contract extension. IT'S OFFICIAL. LB Vontaze Burfict signs contract extension running through the 2017 season. #LetsRoar #WhoDey — Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 27, 2014 Burfict has nothing but a stud since going undrafted a few years ago. He recorded...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals, Burfict agree to contract extension

ESPN Adam Caplan, citing a league source, reports that the Cincinnati Bengals have reached an agreement with LB Vontaze Burfict on a multi-year contract extension. Burfict, 23, wound up going undrafted out of Arizona State back in 2012 due to numerous concerns, but he has quickly developed into the Bengals best linebacker, and surprisingly led the NFL tackles last season. Burfict...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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