Vontaze Burfict “on the bubble” in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Bengals undrafted free agent Vontaze Burfict is reportedly on the bubble for making the final 53-man roster according to Paul Dehner Jr., of CBS Sports. Burfict has been competing with Roddrick Muckelroy for the backup job behind Rey Maualuga.

Frankly, the fact that he’s even in the conversation is a big win for Burfict. He may be worth developing, but unless he has improved by leaps and bounds this offseason, he isn’t ready for the NFL. Since the Bengals consider themselves serious contenders in the AFC, it would come as a surprise if they used a roster spot on a rookie with significant development still needed.

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Bengals, Rookie Notes 1 Comment

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One Response to Vontaze Burfict “on the bubble” in Cincinnati

  1. Kenny M

    I can tell that whoever wrote this post has not watched one Bengals preseason game this year because Burfict will without doubt get a spot on the 53 man roster. Vontaze Burfict has not only played well but he has come into camp in GREAT shape and more important a great attitude and has done everything the coaches have asked of him. Lewis loves him and wont risk him on the PS.

     

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