Bengals activate Burfict, cut Roach

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The Bengals released linebacker Trevor Roach Thursday, officially clearing a spot for linebacker Vontaze Burfict to be activated and play in Thursday night’s game vs. the Dolphins.

Burfict was suspended for the first three games for repeated violations of on-field rules.

Though Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has said he isn’t sure how much Burfict will play right away and has hinted that he’ll be eased in slowly, Burfict said this week he’s “raring to go” and anxious to be back with his teammates.

Roach, a second-year player, had played in all three games this season.