VONTAZE BURFICT NEWS

Training camp preview: Vincent Rey ready to start at linebacker

The Cincinnati Bengals dominated the 2013 defensively. Finishing with the fifth most effective passing and rushing defense allowing only 209 passing yards per game and 96.5 rushing yards per game. The Bengals only allowed opponents an average of 19.5 points per game, tied for the fourth least in the NFL. Bengals fans can rest assured; Cincinnati coaches know their craft. With Vontaze...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andy Dalton on the hot seat in 2014

The Cincinnati Bengals are entering a make or break season for quarterback Andy Dalton. Dalton has been one of the more inconsistent quarterbacks in the NFL, and there is no doubt that he is on the hot seat entering the 2014 season. There is no reason for him to be as inconsistent as he has been with A.J. Green and the rest of the targets and weapon that he has had to work with....
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Burfict ready for new role for Bengals

CINCINNATI -- The art of tackling is a football essential. If you can't tackle, the opposing team tends to score a lot of points against you. Duh. No one in the NFL made more tackles last season than Vontaze Burfict. The Bengals linebacker made 171 tackles by the official count of the league statisticians. Coaches like to keep their own count after watching film. They usually...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict continues to prove critics wrong

I remember doing my first NFL interview with Vontaze Burfict. The interview was days before the NFL Draft when all of the critics were dragging the former Arizona State standout for character issues. I remember how humble Vontaze was, telling me about his life story and it made me love the kid, because he truly […] The post Vontaze Butfict continues to prove critics wrong appeared...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Big payday in order for Burfict?

Plenty has been made about the negotiations between the Bengals and quarterback Andy Dalton over a contract extension -- but how about linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who's making less than $1 million a season at the moment? Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer talked with a former agent, Joel Corry, about how much Burfict could garner on the open market: "Burfict ranks...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict Could Command $9M Annually On The Open Market?

  According to former NFL agent Joel Corry, Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict could command as much as $9 million per year if he were to reach the open the market. However, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Inquirer believes Burfict would have to “discount that number” in order to get a deal done right now. Recent reports have mentioned that two sides are “making progress”...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

5 reasons the Cincinnati Bengals will take the next step in 2014

Going 11-5 and winning your division, while going undefeated at home,  sounds like a really good season. But that outlook changes, when you throw in the hidden facts about the Cincinnati Bengals. Such as: a 3-5 record on the road,  a third straight first round playoff elimination, and a fan base that is done with”really good’ seasons. Then,  doubts begin to arise. Every team...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Bengals, LB Vontaze Burfict progressing toward extension

Representatives for Vontaze Burfict met with members of the Cincinnati Bengals' front office this week, as the sides have made progress toward a long-term extension for the Pro Bowl linebacker, sources told FOX Sports. As of now, no agreement is in place but the gulf that once existed in talks has shrunk significantly, one source said. Unlike the other players who entered the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals reportedly talking extension with Burfict

The Bengals took a chance on Vontaze Burfict when he came out of college with questions marks two years ago, and now they appear to be trying to make sure no one else gets his services in the near future. Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reported Thursday night talks are heating up between Cincinnati and the third-year linebacker, who made the Pro Bowl last season when he led the Bengals...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bengals, Vontaze Burfict making progress towards an extension

The Cincinnati Bengals and linebacker Vontaze Burfict are making progress towards getting a contract extension done. Reps for Vontaze Burfict met w/ @Bengals in Cincy this week. Sides are making progress on new deal, sources say. Will link when posted. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 16, 2014 I wonder how many teams are kicking themselves for not drafting Burfict who went...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bengals & LB Vontaze Burfict “Making Progress” On New Contract

  Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports that the the agents for Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict met with the team this week regarding a new contract and the two sides are “making progress.” Recent reports mentioned that the two sides were discussing a new contract that would prevent him from becoming a restricted free agent next year. Burfict, 23, wound up going undrafted out of Arizona...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict deserves his money too

Andy Dalton and A.J. Green have been the topic of discussion throughout the Bengals community this offseason. Everybody wants to know when, if and should they be given long-term extensions. Yet through all this, another one of the Bengals young pro bowlers has been left hanging. Vontaze Burfict has already cemented himself as one of the best linebackers in the league. During his...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Working On Contract Extensions With Vontaze Burfict

Vontaze Burfict has come a long way from the guy nobody wanted to draft in 2012.  Burfict has rehabbed his image and played phenomenal football for the Cincinnati Bengals over his first two seasons. Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Bengals and Burfict are beginning the initial discussions on a huge new deal for talented inside linebacker. #Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict, @NFL leader...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Working On Contract Extensions With Vontaze Burfict

Vontaze Burfict has come a long way from the guy nobody wanted to draft in 2012.  Burfict has rehabbed his image and played phenomenal football for the Cincinnati Bengals over his first two seasons. Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Bengals and Burfict are beginning the initial discussions on a huge new deal for the talented inside linebacker. #Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict, @NFL...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bengals working on an extension for Vontaze Burfict

The Cincinnati Bengals are working on a contract extension for linebacker Vontaze Burfict. #Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict, @NFL leader in tackles, set to make $570K in '14. He’s due for a big extension, both sides are talking about it — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 22, 2014 Burfict has been a monster for the Bengals since being signed as an undrafted free agent a few years...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict and Bengals begin long-term contract talks

The Cincinnati Bengals and linebacker Vontze Burfict have began talks on a long-term contract extension. Set to make just $570,000 in the final year of his current deal, he is under team control for the next two seasons. The former undrafted free agent led the NFL with 171 tackles last season along with three sacks, six passes defensed and an interception in 2013. Burfict plays sideline...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict and Bengals working on contract extension

The Cincinnati Bengals have exercised the fifth-year option on Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green, and now it's time for the next order of business. The Bengals will now look to re-sign quarterback Andy Dalton to a manageable deal that ensures he remains the team's starting QB for the foreseeable future. Burfict is set to hit restricted free agency in 2015, so they could theoretically...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Reportedly Discussing A Long-Term Deal With LB Vontaze Burfict

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Bengals and LB Vontaze Burfict are currently discussing a contract extension. Burfict, 23, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and will make just $570,000 for the 2014 season. This is, of course, due to the fact that he went undrafted out of Arizona State back in 2012 due to numerous concerns. However, he quickly...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Cincinnati Bengals players cash in with the NFL’s Performance-Based Pay

Bengals players Vontaze Burfict and George Iloka cashed in during the 2013 season, securing two of the top five performance-based pay distributions for 2013. Under the Performance-Based Pay system, a fund is created and used as a supplemental form of player compensation based on a comparison of playing time to salary. Players become eligible to receive a bonus distribution in any...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict earned an additional 315k dollars in performance-base pay

Vontaze Burfict has been a stud since entering the NFL. He led all defenders in tackles last year, and because of his solid play, he was rewarded witha solid check in performance-based pay. @brian_mcintyre: Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict led NFL in performance-based pay in 2012, was 2nd in 2013 ($315,848). Cowboys G Ronald Leary was […] The post Vontaze Burfict earned an additional...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl notes: Burfict paying coach's way to Hawaii

MOBILE, Ala. -- For new Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, this week's scouting trip to the Senior Bowl was simply an extended layover. He's spending the weekend in Hawaii. Guenther was flying back to Cincinnati upon leaving Mobile, then he and his wife were headed to this weekend's Pro Bowl as guests of Vontaze Burfict, the linebacker voted as Bengals...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals name Paul Guenther defensive coordinator

Paul Guenther, entering his 12th season as an NFL coach and his 10th with the Bengals, was named today as Cincinnati's defensive coordinator. Guenther has spent the last two seasons as Bengals linebackers coach, overseeing the rapid development of a number of young players, including 2013 season Pro Bowl selection Vontaze Burfict. Guenther replaces Mike Zimmer, who yesterday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Burfict named to All-AFC list.

Bengals’ linebacker, Vontaze Burfict, was chosen as the middle linebacker on the Pro Football Writers Association’s All-AFC list. Burfict was, without question, Cincinnati ‘s most impactful player in 2013. The 23 year old tallied, a league leading, 171 tackles. He made offenses fearful whenever they faced the Bengals. Burfict is the heart and soul of Cincinnati’s defense...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Youth in spotlight for Chargers-Bengals game

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer The crowd, the intensity, the feeling that everything was riding on every play. Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict was overwhelmed by all of it at the start of his first NFL playoff game. The Bengals lost in Houston 19-13 last season, when Burfict was a rookie and Cincinnati didn't do a very good job of handling the high-stakes...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Youth in spotlight for Chargers-Bengals game

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The crowd, the intensity, the feeling that everything was riding on every play. Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict was overwhelmed by all of it at the start of his first NFL playoff game. The Bengals lost in Houston 19-13 last season, when Burfict was a rookie and Cincinnati didn't do a very good job of handling the high-stakes atmosphere. "There'...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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