Latest Vontaze Burfict News

Winless Bengals hope to avoid “horror show” vs Steelers

Nov. 21, 2019 3:03 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton could barely protect himself as the Steelers poured through the line, sacking him eight times at Heinz Field in September — one of the quarterback’s worst moments in a nine-year career. Now it’s rookie Ryan Finley’s turn to feel the heat. The...

AP source: NFL to hear Garrett’s appeal early this week

Nov. 17, 2019 1:48 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett will soon learn when he can play again. The Cleveland Browns star defensive end, who was suspended indefinitely after the NFL ruled he used a helmet “as a weapon” to strike Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head, will have his appeal heard by the...

Column: A suspension is the least of Garrett’s concerns

Nov. 15, 2019 4:54 PM EST

Myles Garrett will surely spend the rest of his career — maybe even the rest of his life — trying to live this one down. The lengthy suspension might be the least of his worries. The Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end can expect to pay a huge price for his helmet-swinging assault —...

Raiders S Karl Joseph's best season derailed by injury

Nov. 11, 2019 6:35 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Karl Joseph was finally living up to his first-round draft billing when a season-ending foot injury derailed all that and left a major hole in the Oakland Raiders secondary. Joseph hurt his foot as he jumped to intercept a pass from Philip Rivers, marking the second straight game...

Raiders DC calls Burfict suspension a 'witch hunt'

Oct. 17, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland defensive coordinator Paul Guenther lashed out at the NFL for the lengthy suspension the league handed to Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict for a helmet-to-helmet hit, one of a series of violations for which he has been punished. Burfict was suspended for the final 12 games...

Burfict's appeal of suspension for rest of season denied

Oct. 9, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict's appeal to overturn his suspension for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit was denied Wednesday. Appeals officer Derrick Brooks ruled he would not reduce the longest suspension ever handed down for an on-field infraction. Brooks is appointed jointly by the...

Bears star Khalil Mack prepares for reunion vs. Raiders

Oct. 3, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

Khalil Mack delighted the Oakland Raiders for four seasons by racking up sacks, forced fumbles and other big plays as one of the NFL's top defenders. Now he gets the chance to torment them 13 months after the Raiders traded their most productive draft pick of this century to Chicago following a lengthy contract...

Bears-Raiders Preview Capsule

Oct. 3, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (3-1) vs. OAKLAND (2-2) in London Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE _ Bears by 5 RECORD VS. SPREAD _ Chicago 2-2, Oakland 2-2 SERIES RECORD _ Tied 7-7. LAST MEETING _ Bears beat Raiders 22-20, Oct. 4, 2015 LAST WEEK _ Bears beat Vikings 16-6; Raiders beat Colts 31-24 AP PRO32 RANKING _ Bears No. 7,...

Gruden's rabble-rousers are diminishing in numbers

Oct. 1, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

Jon Gruden tried retrofitting the Raiders into their renegade, rabble-rousing best for one final season in Oakland. Harkening to the time when Jack "The Assassin" Tatum patrolled the defense with a menacing stare and a villainous vibe emanated from Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Gruden added mischief-makers Richie...

NFL suspends Raiders' Vontaze Burfict for rest of season

Sep. 30, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended Monday for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle, the most severe punishment in NFL history for an on-field infraction. Burfict will miss the final 12 games of the season and any playoff games for...