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Vontaze Burfict active for Bengals’ game vs Dolphins

September 29, 2016
FILE - In this June 10, 2014, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict adjusts his helmet during an NFL football mandatory minicamp in Cincinnati. The Bengals think that they'll improve significantly with Burfict back at linebacker. They did last year in a similar situation. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this June 10, 2014, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict adjusts his helmet during an NFL football mandatory minicamp in Cincinnati. The Bengals think that they'll improve significantly with Burfict back at linebacker. They did last year in a similar situation. (AP Photo/File)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict was active Thursday night for the Cincinnati Bengals’ game against the Miami Dolphins.

Burfict was suspended by the NFL for the first three games because of illegal hits. He was added to the roster Thursday morning.

Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring) and tight end Tyler Eifert were inactive. Eifert returned to practice on a limited basis last week after recovering from ankle surgery.

The Dolphins were without tight end Jordan Cameron, who is recovering from a concussion. Left tackle Branden Albert and center Anthony Steen were inactive with sprained ankles suffered in a win over Cleveland. Also missing were linebackers Koa Misi (neck) and Jelani Jenkins (groin).

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