During the open portion of the Cincinnati Bengals practice session today, starting weakside linebacker Vontaze Burfict was in full uniform, but was not participating in other drills the linebackers were going through, and was listed as “limited” at the conclusion of practice.
It’s safe to say Burfict is still suffering from Sunday’s lower leg injury he suffered on what looked like an illegal low-tackle by Chicago Bears tight end Kyle Adams.
Burfict didn’t talk much about the injury after Cincinnati’s 24-21 loss on Sunday, but admitted that that it was “just a bruise“. He did however take issue with Adams’ tackle, saying that “I felt like he tried to take me out.” That game saw Burfict post a team-high eight tackles and an interception after leading the team in tackles last year as an undrafted rookie out of Arizona State. He’s viewed as the team’s best linebacker, and losing him would leave a significant hole in the Bengals defense.
His status for Monday night looks like it will be decided around Monday, and even may be gametime decision.