Bengals defense trying to get up to speed in workouts

CINCINNATI (AP) Defensive end Michael Johnson is practicing like he'd never left Cincinnati. The rest of the Bengals defense is trying to get back to the way it was as well. One of the main focuses in Cincinnati's offseason workouts is getting the defense back to where it was two years ago, when it was the backbone of a playoff team. Johnson left for Tampa Bay as a free agent last...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: A few notes from OTA’s

With the first round of OTA’s now concluded, here are a few thoughts on the Cincinnati Bengals so far. Andy Dalton by all accounts has looked great. He is veteran on this offense and is feeling much more comfortable in Hue Jackson’s offense. After speaking with head coach Marvin Lewis, he has become more vocal and doing more to motivate the team. Dalton has taken much of the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Cardinals, Rams, & Ravens

Bengals Coley Harvey writes that Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict‘s status remains a mystery simply because trainers are being patient with his recovery from microfracture surgery. According to Harvey, DT Geno Atkins looked “all right” during last week’s OTA practice. Cardinals Josh Weinfuss of ESPN writes that former first-round pick OL Jonathan Cooper needs to overcome ... The...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict may begin season on Bengals' PUP list

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict's return from microfracture knee surgery may not happen as quickly as originally presumed. While some photos of Burfict playing golf during head coach Marvin Lewis' charity outing last Sunday led to some renewed optimism that Burfict will be ready for the season opener, not everyone shared in that positivity. Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com thinks it...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict could start season on PUP

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will not be ready for training camp as early reports indicated and now it is being reported that Burfict could start the season on the PUP list. Kevin Patra of NFL.com has reported that the Cincinnati Bengals website is now saying that it will be close whether he is ready for the start of the season or not. Burfict had microfracture surgery...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Bengals Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Bengals in NFL's Top 100 of 2015

Earlier this month, the NFL came out with their Top 100 players of 2015. With 100-81 already released, the Cincinnati Bengals have no players so far; and there is a question of whom from the team will fall on the list and where.Last season on the Top 100 list of 2014, three Bengals fell on the list. WR A.J Green #8 DT Geno Atkins #48 MLB Vontaze Burfict #52 However, all three of...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Cowboys, Packers, & Seahawks

Bengals Bengals DC Paul Guenther mentioned that third-round pick LB Paul Dawson reminds him a lot of Vontaze Burfict. “Honestly when I turned the tape on initially to evaluate him that’s exactly who came to mind,” Guenther said of Dawson, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “He’s actually an ex-receiver in high school and he just started playing ...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s not over, with the last pick of the third round, Bengals select…(video)

If you lose your biggest playmaker to injure what a better way to stop the bleeding than getting the next best thing. #Bengals take playmaking #TCU LB Paul Dawson. With Vontaze Burfict recovering from knee surgery, they take his clone. Last pick tonight — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 2, 2015 There aren’t many plays that Dawson isn’t found within the vicinity of the football...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: Burfict's Bum Knee

Just two months after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery and being placed on the PUP list, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict underwent microfracture knee surgery on the same troublesome knee. Football fans hear the word microfracture and think it spells doom for a player’s career, but this is not always the case.Historically, this is a surgery that is quite difficult...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

10 injuries that have significantly altered the NFL season

More than any other sport, football sees injuries alter the fortunes of teams every season. Sure, baseball and hockey teams have key guys go down, but in the National Football League it is a weekly battle to avoid a crushing blow. This year has been no different, with some teams seeing more than their fair share of attrition. Below are the 10 players lost to injuries that most altered...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals place Burfict on injured reserve

Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The season is officially over for Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, as the club placed him on...
Via Athlon Sports
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Place LB Vontaze Burfict On Injured Reserve Tuesday

When the Pittsburgh Steelers square off against the Cincinnati Bengals in the regular season finale they won’t have to face linebacker Vontaze Burfict once again as he was placed on injured reserve Tuesday because of an ongoing problem with his left knee. Burfict reportedly had arthroscopic knee surgery in late October and the hope was […] Bengals Place LB Vontaze Burfict On...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals put linebacker Burfict on injury list

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals put middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict on the injured reserve list on Tuesday, ending a season cut short by concussions and knee surgery. Burfict was the Bengals' leading tackler in each of the past two seasons and made the Pro Bowl last season. He missed two full games and parts of others early in the season after getting two concussions. He had surgery...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Burfict placed on IR, season comes to end

The season is officially over for Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. The team placed the third-year player on injured reserve after he failed to fully recover from knee surgery on Oct. 29. At the time, it was thought the procedure would force Burfict to miss two or three games but it turned out that the injury was more significant. Rookie quarterback A.J. McCarron was activated...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Injury Report: LB Vontaze Burfict Ruled Out; DT Domata Peko Questionable

The Cincinnati Bengals have released their final injury report ahead of their game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers and as expected, linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) has been ruled out for the contest after failing to practice all week. In addition to Burfict being out this week, wide receiver James Wright (knee) and defensive end Margus […] Bengals Injury Report: LB Vontaze...
Via Steelers Depot
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Injury Report: LB Burfict, DT Peko Remain Sidelined Thursday

The Cincinnati Bengals will host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium and their Thursday injury report reflects a few changes from the initial one that was released on Wednesday. Not practicing for a second straight day were linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee), wide receiver James Wright (knee), defensive tackle Domata Peko (elbow) and defensive […] Bengals Injury...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Say Hell-Naw to this Custom Bengals Jersey

Vontaze Burfict custom Bengals jersey Aw Naw Hell Naw boy y’all been up and done it with this customized Vontaze Burfict Bengals jersey. Maybe this Skyline chili eating, Nappy Roots Bengals fan is just giving some dap to one of his favorite rap songs from the early 00’s? Either that or he’s preparing himself for Vontaze Burfict doing something stupid again, which elicits...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals taking their time with Burfict

CINCINNATI -- The Bengals are giving linebacker Vontaze Burfict all the time he requires to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery. If he needs a little extra time to ensure he's available for a crucial stretch run, they're going to give him that as well. Burfict once again didn't practice on Thursday as the Bengals prepare for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. It will be their third consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals' defense has to get along without Burfict

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals' defense finally got its act together after three rough weeks, holding down Baltimore just enough to pull out a pivotal win. The challenge is to keep it going without Cincinnati's best defensive player. Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict will miss at least the next two games following surgery on his left knee on Wednesday. The Bengals (4-2-1) host Jacksonville...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals' Burfict has knee surgery, out at least two weeks

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict had surgery to clean out his left knee on Wednesday and will miss at least the next two games. The Pro Bowl linebacker hurt the knee during a 27-24 win over Baltimore on Sunday. He came out of the game, had the knee examined, then returned and finished the game. The knee continued bothering him and he had a test that showed a piece of something...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals' Burfict has knee surgery, out 2 weeks

CINCINNATI (AP) Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict had surgery to clean out his left knee on Wednesday and will miss at least the next two games. The Pro Bowl linebacker hurt the knee during a 27-24 win over Baltimore on Sunday. He came out of the game, had the knee examined, then returned and finished the game. The knee continued bothering him and he had a test that showed a piece...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict To Miss A Few Games After Having Knee Scoped

The Cincinnati Bengals might get wide receiver A.J. Green back this week, but they will definitely be without one of their top defensive players Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told the media Wednesday that the middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict will likely miss at least the next two games after having his […] Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL confirms $25,000 fine to Burfict

CINCINNATI -€“ The NFL confirmed Friday afternoon that Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been fined $25,000 for a pair of ankle twisting incidents in last Sunday's 37-37 tie against Carolina. Burfict twisted the ankles of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and tight end Greg Olsen after both had been tackled in the end zone while scoring touchdowns. Neither took kindly to the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: Three keys to defeating the Indianapolis Colts

The Cincinnati Bengals will take their uncharacteristically struggling defense into Indianapolis on Sunday to face the No. 1 offense in the NFL, the Indianapolis Colts. The Bengals gave up 37 points to the Carolina Panthers last week in a 37-37 tie. The week before, they surrendered 43 points to New England in a loss. A reeling defense is good news for Andrew Luck and the Colts...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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