In their week one game against the Cleveland Browns–The Pittsburgh Steelers were clearly ready to hit somebody and they did so many times, illegally, as they were flagged multiple times for personal fouls. You can most of the plays documented right here in one video. I put 3 of the 4 Steelers personal foul calls […]
Welcome to NFL Twitter, Vontaze! Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is spending the first three games of the NFL season serving a suspension for a hit on Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman during the second week of the preseason. That gave him plenty of time to tweet on Sunday — which he did. Show More Summary
The Bengals are having a rough time in their regular-season debut. Already without linebacker Vontaze Burfict and cornerback Pacman Jones due to suspensions, they’ll have to try to slow down the Ravens for the rest of the day without veteran defensive end Michael Johnson. He has been ruled out for Sunday’s game with a concussion. [more]
The Cincinnati Bengals and linebacker Vontaze Burfict have agreed to a three-year, $38 million extension, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal makes Burfict the highest paid inside linebacker in the NFL based on average annual value.
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has the first three games of this season off, and now he has a ton of extra money to spend during that NFL-imposed vacation. Burfict, who is suspended three games for an illegal hit on Kansas...Show More Summary
Periodic suspensions notwithstanding, linebacker Vontaze Burfict remains a valued member of the Bengals. And they gave him significant value on Thursday. Sort of. Per a source with knowledge of the contract, here are the details of the deal: 1. $3.3 million signing bonus. 2. 2017 base salary of $7.936 million. 3. 2018 roster bonus of [more]
The Cincinnati Bengals signed linebacker Vontaze Burfict to a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2020 season
That will help pay off some of his fines.
Bengals extend Vontaze Burfict 3 years, $38 million
A player many consider one of the dirtiest in the NFL just signed a massive new contract
It didn’t take long for the Bengals to go from working on a contract extension with linebacker Vontaze Burfict to getting one done. Shortly after Josina Anderson of ESPN reported that the two sides were talking about extending their working relationship, her colleague Adam Schefter reported that Burfict and the team agreed on a three-year [more]
For the second year in a row, the NFL suspended linebacker Vontaze Burfict to open the regular season for violating the league’s rules about on-field safety but that doesn’t appear to be threatening his future with the Bengals. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Bengals have been talking to Burfict about a contact extension [more]
From the outset of the process, the latest Vontaze Burfict suspension made little sense. The end result makes even less sense. Initially leaked to the media as a five-game banishment arising from an illegal hit to the head or neck area of a receiver in a defenseless posture (specifically, while running a pass route), the [more]
The Bengals coach thinks his hard-hitting linebacker doesn't deserve his bad rap
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis disagreed with the NFL’s decision to suspend linebacker Vontaze Burfict for the first three games of the season over a preseason hit. And Lewis said that simply watching Burfict play in an earlier preseason game gives evidence that Burfict has changed the way he plays to try to comply with the [more]
Vontaze Burfict of the Cincinnati Bengals has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the season a reduction from the original suspension of five games, the NFL said Wednesday. The ban was imposed on the linebacker for repeated violations of safety-related playing rules. He had...
Burfict was initially facing a five-game suspension for hitting a defenseless player
Vontaze Burfict didn’t get full exoneration, but his appeal to the NFL was somewhat successful. Burfict, the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker who is well known for his dirty hits, had his suspension reduced from five games to three according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Show More Summary
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict had his suspension reduced from five to three games for his egregious hit on a Chiefs running back during a preseason game
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict had his suspension reduced to three games, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Burfict had appealed the five-game suspension, and appeals officer James Thrash decided to reduce it by two games. Burfict was suspended for an illegal hit against Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman on Aug. 19. He also served a [more]