Vontaze Burfict RUMORS & NEWS

  • Antonio Brown: Vontaze Burfict is an ‘idiot’ who tried to kill me

    Larry Brown Sports "Antonio Brown was held out of the AFC Championship Game with a concussion that he sustained after an illegal hit from Vontaze Burfict, and it does not sound like the Steelers wide receiver has gotten over it. On Thursday, Brown told “The Cook and Poni Show” on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh that..." February 04

  • Steelers say Burfict and another Bengal spat on them

    Pro Football Talk "Two Steelers offensive linemen say Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s hit to Antonio Brown’s head wasn’t Burfict’s only dirty work on Saturday. Steelers offensive lineman David DeCastro said Burfict spat on him during the game, and fellow offensive lineman Ramon Foster backed up that claim..." January 13

  • Vontaze Burfict hopes to meet with Roger Goodell over suspension

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is hoping a sit-down in the coming days with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may result in the three-game suspension the league handed him Monday night being reduced, a source close to Burfict said Tuesday. Burfict wants to travel to league..." January 12

  • Vontaze Burfict suspended three games by NFL

    NFL.com "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended the first three games of the 2016 season by the NFL on Monday for "repeated violations of safety-related playing rules."" January 12

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    Conor Orr @ConorOrr

    Adam Jones on Dan Patrick: Antonio Brown was not hurt. I know he was faking it.

  • Boomer Esiason: Cincinnati Bengals' Vontaze Burfict needs psychiatric evaluation

    Newark Star-Ledger "Boomer Esiason thinks Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has a mental problem that needs addressed. Esiason ripped Burfict for being a dirty player after Saturday night's AFC Wild Card game on CBS's post-game show and took an even stronger stance Monday morning on his WFAN Boomer &..." January 11

  • Vontaze Burfict Is So Dirty

    Deadspin "I mean, you knew this. Even before Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict went headhunting on Antonio Brown, helping to cost Cincinnati the game, he was the guy who slapped another player in the balls, the guy who tried to twist two opponents’ ankles, the guy who in the regular season put Le’Veon Bell out for..." January 11

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict is facing suspension for his hit on Antonio Brown during Saturday night's wild-card game, per source.

  • Green: I wouldn't trade Vontaze and Jones for anything

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The roller coaster was exhilarating for 59 minutes and 38 seconds on Saturday night at Paul Brown Stadium. There were twists and turns, the curls that caught your breath. It began with an instant stomach drop – the good kind – on the second play of the game, when Cincinnati Bengals linebacker..." January 10

  • Burfict faces suspension; Porter could be fined

    NFL.com "The ending of Saturday night's raucous playoff game between the Steelers and Bengals could result in consequences for two key players in a fourth-quarter scrum. Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict could face a suspension for his hit on Steelers wide receiver..." January 10

  • Vontaze Burfict says key call was result of his number, not play

    ESPN "Given the intense way he plays, Vontaze Burfict believes NFL referees have put a target on his back. He thinks anything he does from here on out -- no matter how seemingly minute -- will be under the refs' microscope. The Cincinnati Bengals linebacker said Monday after his team's 20-17 overtime..." December 29

  • Vontaze Burfict: Refs threw 'bulls--- flag' because they 'have it out for me'

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest plays of overtime during Denver's 20-17 win over Cincinnati on Monday came just five plays into the extra period. The Broncos had the ball on their own 33-yard line and were facing a second-and-9 when Brock Osweiler found tight end Virgil Green open in the flat for an 8-yard..." December 29

  • Vontaze Burfict won't be fined by NFL for Ben Roethlisberger hit

    ESPN "Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will not be fined by the NFL for his controversial hit on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday, his agent Audie Attar told ESPN on Wednesday. According to Attar, the league saw what Burfict had been alleging: that he was pushed into the..." December 17

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    As it turns out, NFL fined Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict today for hit on Ben Roethlisberger, per agent Audie Attar. Burfict appealing fine.

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    #NFL is reviewing for potential discipline #Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict low hit on #Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, per sources.

  • Steelers LB threatens Bengals' Burfict on Twitter after Le'Veon Bell injury

    CBS Sports "The rivalry between the Bengals and Steelers is starting to get more heated off the field than it is on the field. After Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell went down with a season-ending MCL injury in the Bengals' 16-10 win Sunday, there was at least one Steelers player who said he thought the..." November 03

  • Bengals activate Vontaze Burfict from PUP

    Pro Football Talk "On the same day the Steelers are getting back Ben Roethlisberger from a knee injury, the Bengals are getting back Vontaze Burfict. The Bengals have announced the Burfict has been added to the active roster from the reserve/physically unable to perform list. The team’s leading tackle in 2012..." October 31

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    A source indicates it's possible Vontaze Burfict plays some this weekend, but it will be a game-time decision the #Bengals coaches make.

  • Expectations for Vontaze Burfict in the 2015 Season

    Cincy Jungle "The biggest question mark for the Bengals’ defense as we head into training camp will be the health and status of Vontaze Burfict. After leading the team in tackles in 2012 and 2013, Burfict was lost in 2014 to a knee injury, after missing multiple games and parts of games due to concussion and..." July 20

  • Bengals' Vontaze Burfict had microfracture surgery

    NFL.com "Bengals star linebacker Vontaze Burfict will spend his offseason recovering from one of the NFL's most dreaded procedures: Microfracture surgery. But according to the surgeon who performed the operation to correct cartilage damage on the side of his knee, it's very much in the realm of..." January 26

  • AJ McCarron activated; Vontaze Burfict placed on I.R. by Bengals

    Cincy Jungle "In Vontaze Burfict's place, the Bengals activated rookie QB AJ McCarron of Alabama to the roster from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. The Cincinnati Bengals have ended the season of linebacker Vontaze Burfict by placing him on the Reserve/Injured list. Burfict, the Bengals’ leading..." December 09

  • Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict and DE Margus Hunt out against the Texans

    Cincy Jungle "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will miss his fourth-straight game this weekend when the Bengals head to Houston to play the Texans. Burfict underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after the team found "something floating in his knee" following Cincinnati's 27-24 win over the..." November 21

  • Torrey Smith: Vontaze Burfict is dirty but 'he has some good in him'

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith on Wednesday faintly praised Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for not hitting him as hard as he could while Smith stood prone with a possible concussion after an interception on Sunday, but not before echoing the widely-held NFL sentiment that Burfict..." October 30

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    Coley Harvey @ColeyHarvey

    Marvin Lewis says that Vontaze Burfict will be out the next two weeks. Had an arthroscopic scope to left knew this morning #Bengals

  • Bengals DC: Burfict must change tackling technique

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther sounded frustrated on Wednesday as he talked about how he has implored linebacker Vontaze Burfict to tackle with his head up to avoid continually hurting himself. Burfict was knocked out of Sunday's game at Indianapolis late in the first quarter due..." October 23

  • Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict fined $25,000 for twisting ankles after plays

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL sent a message that Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict's act of twisting an opponent's ankle after a tackle will not be tolerated. Burfict was fined $25,000 for twisting Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's ankle after a touchdown, and then doing the same thing to..." October 15

  • Bengals announce Burfict extension

    Pro Football Talk "It took awhile, but it’s finally official. The Bengals have announced that linebacker Vontaze Burfict has signed a new deal. It puts him under contract through 2017. Burfict, the NFL’s leading tackler in 2013, was eligible for a new deal because he wasn’t drafted. It’s a strange donut hole..." August 28

  • Vontaze Burfict on contract status: 'No comment'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Veteran cornerback Terence Newman had more to say on Tuesday about linebacker Vontaze Burfict's contract status than Burfict did when Burfict took questions from the media for the first time since it was reported nationally last Wednesday that he and the Bengals had agreed to a contract..." August 27

  • Bengals reach a new deal with Vontaze Burfict

    Pro Football Talk "With Andy Dalton taken care of, the Bengals are moving on to other business. The next in line is weakside linebacker, who has agreed to a multi-year extension with the team, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. Adam Schefter says it’s a four-year, $20 million deal, with $7.6 million this..." August 20

  • Sources: Bengals, LB Vontaze Burfict progressing toward extension

    Fox Sports "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..." May 16

  • Vontaze Burfict and Bengals working on contract extension

    Cincy Jungle "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..." April 22