Vontaze Burfict makes the Bengals


Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports undrafted rookie linebacker Vontaze Burfict has made the Bengals’ 53-man roster.

Meanwhile, Roddrick Muckelroy was waived. It sounds like Burfict and Muckelroy were competing for one spot as a backup linebacker and special teams player. Burfict beat out Muckelroy, who was a fourth-round pick in the 2010 draft.

Reedy has the full list of Bengals cuts: Muckelroy, running back Dan Herron, guard Otis Hudson, defensive end DeQuin Evans, tight end Colin Cochart, quarterback Zac Robinson, fullback James Develin, fullback Jourdan Brooks, wide receiver Vidal Hazelton, tackle Matt O’Donnell, center Reggie Stephens, defensive end/linebacker Micah Johnson, defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga, linebacker Grant Hunter, linebacker Emmanuel Lamur, cornerback T.J. Heath, and cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris.

Defensive tackle Nick Hayden was released with an injury settlement, while safety Tony Dye was placed on I.R.

The Bengals are down to 53 players.