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Vontaze Burfict

25-Year-Old Linebacker – Cincinnati Bengals

2015 Defensive Stats

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74

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Burfict will serve a three-game suspension to start the year and is arguably a contemptible player for his dirty and dangerous behavior on the field, but so long as he's on the field he's a highly-val...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Suspension
HT: 6' 1"   WT: 250   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.

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In a media luncheon on Tuesday, head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed, "I am not going to play Vontaze Burfict in the preseason," Paul Dehner Jr. of Cincinnati.com reports.

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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
2015 24 Cin 10 74 57 17 1 5 2 0 0 0 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

467

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Vontaze Burfict was on the field for 467 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Vontaze Burfict was on the field for 6 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 960 65
2014 217 4
2015 467 6
Vontaze Burfict 2015 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 @Oak
2 SD
3 @Bal
4 KC
5 Sea
6 @Buf
7 @Pit 36 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Cle 40 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Hou 35 2 7 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Ari 38 0 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 StL 38 0 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Cle 43 0 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Pit 47 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @SF 65 1 7 5 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Den 53 0 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Bal 72 3 12 8 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Pit 0 0 6 5 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

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
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   250 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
Probable

Vontaze Burfict: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Burfict (suspension) has been cleared for Thursday's practice and removed from the Active/Non-Football Injury list, ESPN's Coley Harvey reports.

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The Bengals placed Burfict on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Thursday, Local 12 broadcaster Richard Skinner reports.

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Burfict's three-game suspension was upheld by appeals officer Derrick Brooks, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.

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The NFL has suspended Burfict for the first three games of the 2016 season due to repeated violations of safety-related playing rules, the NFL reports.

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Burfict notched seven tackles (five solo), adding a sack and an interception in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

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Burfict (knee) is active Sunday against the 49ers.

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Burfict (ankle) is not listed on the Bengals' Week 13 injury report.

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Burfict suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's win over the Rams, ESPN.com reports.

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Burfict (knee) is active Sunday against the Rams.

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2015

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 injury that ended his season after Week 8. Between the two injuries and the time that passed before the Bengals declared him out for the season, Burfict hurt a lot of his owners in IDP leagues. Additionally, Burfict had microfracture surgery in January and could miss the beginning of the season, so tread carefully in early drafts and check his status in training camp.

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.