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Burfict ready for new role for Bengals

CINCINNATI -- The art of tackling is a football essential. If you can't tackle, the opposing team tends to score a lot of points against you. Duh. No one in the NFL made more tackles last season than Vontaze Burfict. The Bengals linebacker made 171 tackles by the official count of the league statisticians. Coaches like to keep their own count after watching film. They usually...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict continues to prove critics wrong

I remember doing my first NFL interview with Vontaze Burfict. The interview was days before the NFL Draft when all of the critics were dragging the former Arizona State standout for character issues. I remember how humble Vontaze was, telling me about his life story and it made me love the kid, because he truly […] The post Vontaze Butfict continues to prove critics wrong appeared...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Big payday in order for Burfict?

Plenty has been made about the negotiations between the Bengals and quarterback Andy Dalton over a contract extension -- but how about linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who's making less than $1 million a season at the moment? Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer talked with a former agent, Joel Corry, about how much Burfict could garner on the open market: "Burfict ranks...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict Could Command $9M Annually On The Open Market?

  According to former NFL agent Joel Corry, Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict could command as much as $9 million per year if he were to reach the open the market. However, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Inquirer believes Burfict would have to “discount that number” in order to get a deal done right now. Recent reports have mentioned that two sides are “making progress”...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bengals, Vontaze Burfict making progress towards an extension

The Cincinnati Bengals and linebacker Vontaze Burfict are making progress towards getting a contract extension done. Reps for Vontaze Burfict met w/ @Bengals in Cincy this week. Sides are making progress on new deal, sources say. Will link when posted. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 16, 2014 I wonder how many teams are kicking themselves for not drafting Burfict who went...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bengals working on an extension for Vontaze Burfict

The Cincinnati Bengals are working on a contract extension for linebacker Vontaze Burfict. #Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict, @NFL leader in tackles, set to make $570K in '14. He’s due for a big extension, both sides are talking about it — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 22, 2014 Burfict has been a monster for the Bengals since being signed as an undrafted free agent a few years...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals football might be on television this week, Thanks to Kroger supermarket

Today about ten minutes after Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced that Meijer a major business and sponsor in Indy purchased the remaining 1,200 tickets to the game, another team might have had some help. Joe Reedy ‏@joereedy8m Kroger announces it has purchased “a large quantity of tickets” for the #Bengals game Joe Reedy ‏@joereedy47s #Bengals tickets […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict taps groin of Packers TE (Video)

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict delivered a backhand tap to the groin of Green Bay Packers tight end Ryan Taylor during Sunday's NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium. Taylor pushed Burfict to the ground in retaliation. However, Burfict got the last laugh, as he led the Bengals defense with 11 tackles (10 solo) in a 34-30 victory. DISCLAIMER: Holdout Sports...
Via Holdout Sports
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Burfict makes most of second chance

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict can relate to every negative emotion that will be felt by hopeful college prospects not chosen in this week's NFL Draft. He also is a prime example of why those players shouldn't necessarily give up on their gridiron dreams. Burfict's own draft-day experience was so hurtful that he says those memories "are pretty much...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict is playing like a pro bowler in Cincy

This week rookie WLB Vontaze Burfict had 15 tackles in the Bengals’ Week 7 loss to the Steelers.  It looks like the Bengals got themselves a steal, after everyone wanted to pass on Burifct.  Despite first-round talent, Burfict went undrafted in April due to a bad Combine and off-field concerns. He’s proceeded to start five games and has led the team in tackles in three of those...
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October 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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