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 Bengals.com, 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.
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.