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Vontaze Burfict sits out practice on Thursday


The NFL’s leading tackler was among five Bengals to miss practice on Thursday with injuries.

Weak-side linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who has 157 stops in 15 games, did not practice today because of a concussion.

According to Geoff Hobson of, Burfict was present off to the side at practice and did not have his helmet.

The 23-year-old Burfict suffered the concussion in Sunday’s win vs. Minnesota. He has not missed a game in his two NFL seasons.

Other Bengals sitting out were tight ends Tyler Eifert (neck) and Jermaine Gresham (hamstring), cornerback Terence Newman (knee) and defensive tackle Devon Still (knee).

The Bengals have clinched the AFC North. They can earn a bye in Round One with a win Sunday vs. Baltimore and a Patriots loss to Buffalo.

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7 Responses to “Vontaze Burfict sits out practice on Thursday”
  1. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 26, 2013 7:29 PM

    They must have been simulating a real game, as more times than not he disappears on the field Sundays.

  2. ajgreenhof says: Dec 26, 2013 7:52 PM

    Burfict is a beast he’s been playing injured all season. Rest him this week get Mr.Dimance some solid experience so Burfict can be at his best come playoffs.

  3. stilllovemybungles says: Dec 26, 2013 8:09 PM

    Yes, crownofthehelmet… That’s how you become the NFL’s leading tackler by disappearing on Sundays.. Psst.. You ignorance is showing!

  4. nflcinbengals says: Dec 26, 2013 8:13 PM

    Says a guy with Lamar Woodley on his team. The pot can’t call the kettle black smart one!

  5. jjg8505 says: Dec 26, 2013 9:33 PM

    One of the better defensive players in the league and still all this hate? Damn some people are so hard to please and especially seeing how well the bengals and burfict have performed ths season unbelievable

  6. zacmonte says: Dec 27, 2013 1:32 AM

    Remember when this guy had a poor pro day/combine (whichever, not 100% sure anymore), had a poor 40 time,went undrafted THEN his pickup by the Bengals was said to be a mistake and it would end up badly for the locker room?

    My, how things change. Continue being a stud and proving people wrong. ASU Pride!

  7. joetoronto says: Dec 27, 2013 4:13 AM

    One less turd on the field.

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