One late afternoon update from the Bengals' practice on Thursday was that rookie linebacker Vontaze Burfict was limited. He was a full go on Wednesday, making his appearance today a puzzling surprise. It appears that he may have tweaked his hamstring recently.
Burfict had an outstanding game against the Jaguars, which earned him a nomination for The Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week Award. Though he is part of a rotation, he has stepped in admirably for the injured Thomas Howard. Last week was the first time that we saw the defense resemble itself from 2011. We'll post more on this as we learn more.