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Vontaze Burfict

24-Year-Old Linebacker – Cincinnati Bengals

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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Burfict's 2014 season was wrecked by two injuries, the first a concussion/neck strain (depending how you classified the injury) suffered in Week 1 and then aggravated in Week 2, the other a knee injur...

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2015 ADP:  166.17

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

STATUS:  Out  (PUP-P)     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 1"   WT: 255   DOB: 9/24/1990
College: Arizona State  Show ContractHide Contract

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Vontaze Burfict Contract Information:

Burfict signed a four-year, $20 million extension with the Bengals in August of 2014.

July 29, 2015  –  Vontaze Burfict News

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The Bengals hope that Burfict (knee) can ramp up to be ready by their third preseason game against the Bears, though he's not going to practice early on in training camp.

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Vontaze Burfict NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 21 Cin 16 127 73 54 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2013 22 Cin 16 171 114 57 3 7 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
2014 23 Cin 5 29 15 14 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Vontaze Burfict – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

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Defensive Snaps in 2014

Vontaze Burfict was on the field for 217 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Vontaze Burfict was on the field for 4 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 887 72
2013 960 65
2014 217 4
Vontaze Burfict 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Bal 23 0 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 Atl 31 1 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ten
4 @NE
5 Car 78 2 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Ind 25 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bal 60 1 7 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Jax
9 Cle
10 @NO
11 @Hou
12 @TB
13 Pit
14 @Cle
15 Den
16 @Pit
17 @Ind

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Vontaze Burfict  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   255 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.00 sec
TERRIBLE
Shuttle Time:   4.56 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.51 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   30 in
POOR
Broad Jump:   104 in
TERRIBLE
Bench Press:   16 reps
TERRIBLE
Cincinnati Bengals Team Injury Report
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Vontaze Burfict  PUP-P
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Margus Hunt  PUP-P
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Sean Porter  PUP-P
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Vontaze Burfict: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Burfict (knee) has been placed on the Bengals' active/Physically Unable to Perform list, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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The move is not unexpected, as the Pro Bowl linebacker continues to recover from offseason microfracture surgery. It remains to be seen when he will take the field for the Bengals, but until then, the 2015 IDP value of Burfict -- who was limited to just five games and 29 tackles last season -- remains difficult to assess.
Burfict's (knee) status for the start of the coming season remains up in the air, the Bengals' official site reports.

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Per the report, it could be a "tight call" as to whether the linebacker will ready for Week 1, with the possibility remaining that he could start the season on the Bengals' PUP list. Burfict -- who is bouncing back from microfracture knee surgery -- was limited to just five games and 29 tackles last season. In 2013, he racked up 171 tackles for the Bengals.
Burfict is reportedly recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee, ESPN.com reports.

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The report relays that Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the surgeon who performed the procedure on Burfict, is hopeful that the linebacker will be at full strength in advance of training camp. "I don't see any reason, if this thing heals like we want and we think it will, why he won't be back like he was," ElAttrache noted. "Microfracture has a bad connotation, but there are plenty of guys who have come back and been able to play like before. But it's not really news when it works out." When healthy, Burfict -- who was limited to five games in 2014 -- is a top-notch IDP, having recorded a league-leading 171 tackles during the 2013 season.
The Bengals placed Burfict (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday.

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Burfict (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, ESPN's Coley Harvey reports.

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Burfict (knee) did not practice Thursday, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports.

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We'll revisit Burfict's status Friday, but at this stage, he doesn't seem likely to suit up for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Burfict (knee) won't practice Wednesday, the Bengals' official site reports.

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Burfict (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bucs, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

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2014

What an immense steal Burfict turned out to be for the Bengals. After a directionless college career full of discipline issues and frustrating underachievement, Burfict went undrafted in 2012, with many suspecting he wouldn't even be signed as an undrafted free agent. The Bengals were willing to take the gamble, and now they have 298 tackles over the last two years to show for it, including a league-leading 171 (114 solo) in 2013. Burfict is firmly established as one of the league's top linebackers at this point, and while some regression would be reasonable after last year's enormous tackle-total, he's still a good bet to lead the league in tackles again in 2014. Fellow Cincinnati linebackers Rey Maualuga and Vincent Rey have never been major tackle producers, so Burfict should have a big market share of the tackles to himself, and there's definitely no one capable of stealing from Burfict's play count. The Cincinnati defense logged over 1,000 snaps in each of the last three years, and the AFC North should be fairly run-heavy in 2014, so the tackle opportunities should remain abundant for Burfict.

2013

Burfict went from five-star recruit to a bust at Arizona State, but the undrafted rookie started to capitalize on his talents once the Bengals gambled on him after the draft. He finished 2012 as Cincinnati's top linebacker, and he heads into 2013 with the same distinction. He closed out his rookie year with 127 tackles despite playing just 887 snaps on defense, and it's possible that he'll see a bigger snap count in 2013. He is somewhat of a risk, given his questionable history, and it's possible free-agent signee James Harrison might steal some tackles.