Vontaze Burfict RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict ruled out of Week 17 game against Ravens

    Yardbarker "Fans of AFC playoff hopefuls waiting on pins and needles for the Baltimore Ravens to lose Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals got dealt a bit of harsh news. Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been ruled out with a shoulder injury, which usually results in amazing things for opposing..." December 30

  • Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict Carted Off With Head Injury

    NFL Trade Rumors "Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict was taken off on a backboard during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Steelers after taking a brutal hit from WR JuJu Smith-Schuster. The Bengals have already ruled him out for the game with a head injury. Upon being taken into the locker room,..." December 05

  • Vontaze Burfict on Antonio Brown's concussion: 'He faked that'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Vontaze Burfict famously concussed Steelers receiver Antonio Brown with an illegal hit at the end of a playoff game in January 2016. The play drew a flag that helped the Steelers get in position to kick a winning field goal, as well as a suspension that kept Burfict off the field at the beginning..." December 04

  • Vontaze Burfict claims refs are provoking him into bad behavior

    Sporting News "Vontaze Burfict’s reputation proceeds him, and according to the Bengals linebacker, that’s why he’s being unfairly targeted by game officials. It’s not so much that the officials are throwing an inordinate number of flags his way, it’s that they are provoking him into reacting in a certain..." November 17

  • Bengals' Burfict avoids fine for making contact with official

    Pro Football Talk "We knew earlier in the week Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was not going to be suspended for making contact with an official last week. But according to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com, he wasn’t even fined for the move. The contact in question didn’t reach the level of the Marshawn Lynch..." November 17

  • Bengals player: Refs have cursed at Vontaze Burfict multiple times

    ESPN "Officials have provoked Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict at least three times in the past month, according to a teammate who came to Burfict's defense Monday. The Bengals player said he has heard officials cursing at Burfict on multiple occasions, and there is video that shows..." November 14

  • Vontaze Burfict won’t be suspended

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict found himself back in hot water on the field Sunday when he was ejected from the team’s loss to the Titans for making contact with an official. PFT reported later on Sunday that the league would consider suspending Burfict, who has twice served three-game..." November 13

  • All factors will be considered in determining Burfict discipline

    Pro Football Talk "On Sunday afternoon, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict had his latest run-in with the rules, when he was run off the field for making contact with an official. Although he was ejected, the video suggests something far less egregious than the Marshawn Lynch shove-unshove of an official. It..." November 12

  • Cincinnati Bengals' linebacker Vontaze Burfict ejected vs. Tennessee Titans

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was ejected at the 5 minute, 35-second mark of the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans for unsportsmanlike conduct after he made contact with an official. Burfict pled his case to Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and defensive coordinator..." November 12

  • Vontaze Burfict shoves man on Colts’ sideline

    Yardbarker "Vontaze Burfict is up to his same old dirty tricks. Though the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker wasn’t committing a dirty play against an opponent on Sunday unlike in Week 7, he still showed some pretty poor behavior while facing the Indianapolis Colts. Watch as Burfict shoves a man on the..." October 29

  • Bengals' Vontaze Burfict reportedly won't be suspended for kicking at Steelers player

    CBS Sports "It doesn't sound like Vontaze Burfict's lengthy suspension history is going to be getting any longer this week. Despite kicking at the head of a Steelers player during the Bengals' loss on Sunday, Burfict won't face a suspension from the NFL, according to ESPN's Katherine Terrell, who added that..." October 23

  • Vontaze Burfict kicks Steelers FB Roosevelt Nix in face

    Larry Brown Sports "Vontaze Burfict wasted no time committing a dirty play against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Just two plays into Sunday’s game between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, the Bengals linebacker was seen kicking Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix in the helmet after a play. Burfict has earned a..." October 22

  • Bengals & LB Vontaze Burfict Working On Contract Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "Josina Anderson of ESPN is reporting that the Bengals and LB Vontaze Burfict are currently working on a contract extension. Burfict will miss the first three games of the regular season after his initial five-game ban was reduced to three games following an appeal. Burfict received the..." September 07

  • Bengals, Vontaze Burfict Agree To Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "This developed fast. The Bengals and Vontaze Burfict agreed to a three-year extension worth $38.68MM, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. Word of an extension for the polarizing linebacker surfaced this afternoon, and it looks like the longtime Bengals second-level standout will be staying in..." September 07

  • Vontaze Burfict's suspension reduced to three games

    NFL.com "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict's initial five-game suspension by the NFL for a hit he delivered during a preseason game against the Chiefs has been reduced to three games on appeal, a source informed of the decision told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Burfict will be suspended..." August 30

  • Vontaze Burfict rips NFL, says opponent told him hit was legal

    Larry Brown Sports "Vontaze Burfict is facing yet another suspension for an illegal hit, and the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker is furious with the NFL over it. Burfict, who is on the verge of being banned for the first five games of the season for a hit on Kansas City Chiefs running back Anthony Sherman, ripped..." August 28

  • Bengals' LB Vontaze Burfict suspended 5 games; appealing NFL ruling

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Enquirer confirmed Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been suspended five games for an off-the-ball hit on Kansas City fullback Anthony Sherman in the Bengals’ second preseason game. The Enquirer also confirmed that the linebacker is appealing and has a hearing with the..." August 28

  • Bengals' camp turns feisty after Vontaze Burfict tackles Giovani Bernard

    ESPN "Things got heated at Bengals practice on Tuesday after linebacker Vontaze Burfict tackled running back Giovani Bernard to the ground. Running backs coach Kyle Caskey quickly walked up to say something to Burfict, who shoved at him. Tight end Tyler Eifert and the offensive line soon ran over,..." August 02

  • Burfict, Eifert extensions not clear-cut

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Training camp is upon us, and while it signifies the return of the Cincinnati Bengals to the football field it also means the opening of the window for contract negotiations with some players who would be in line for extensions. For the Bengals, that typically means those players who will be..." July 24

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