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...
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.
The Oakland Raiders are upset about the lengthy suspension handed down to linebacker Vontaze Burfict for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis tight end Jack Doyle.
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...
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...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The familiar faces that fueled the hostility between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals are gone.
Vontaze Burfict is in Oakland. Adam "Pacman" Jones is retired....
OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-12)
New faces: WR Antonio Brown, T Trent Brown, WR Tyrell Williams, DE Clelin Ferrell, RB Josh Jacobs, S Johnathan Abram, CB Trayvon Mullen, S Lamarcus Joyner, OL Richie...
CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-10)
NEW FACES: Coach Zac Taylor, offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo, LG John Jerry, RG John Miller, CB B.W. Webb.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The final scheduled season for the Raiders in Oakland shouldn't be boring even if it isn't a success on the field.
With high-profile offseason additions like big-play...
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Derek Carr angrily yelling at teammates. Jon Gruden showing a softer, gentler side for some of his younger players and ditching his trademark snarl. Vontaze Burfict...
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Gareon Conley hasn't been shy about asking for help as he attempts to cement his spot as the Oakland Raiders' top cornerback.
OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-12)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, Napa, California
LAST YEAR: Jon Gruden's first season back in Oakland was a disappointment. Star edge rusher Khalil Mack was traded before...
CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-10)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Cincinnati (first practice in Dayton, Ohio on July 27)
LAST YEAR: Coach Marvin Lewis was fired after a 16th season without a playoff win,...
4, 24, 27. OAKLAND (6-10)
LAST SEASON: Coach Jon Gruden's first season back on sideline was rough one as defense lacked playmakers and QB Derek Carr struggled to grasp new offense. Rookie...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders filled two more holes on their depth chart Thursday by signing linebacker Brandon Marshall and running back Isaiah Crowell to one-year...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
The move Tuesday puts Burfict on a new team one day after he was released by the Cincinnati Bengals, where...
The Bengals stuck with linebacker Vontaze Burfict through all his troubles, including a hit to Antonio Brown's head that led to a playoff loss. They finally released him on Monday after a season...
CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-10)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Preston Brown, LB Vincent Rey, OT Cedric Ogbuehi, OT Jake Fisher, OT Bobby Hart, OT Andre Smith, TE Tyler Eifert, TE C.J. Uzomah, TE...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda vehemently denies he spit in the face of a Bengals player at the end of a scrum last Sunday.
After a video circulated this week that showed spit dropping from Yanda's face toward prone linebacker Vontaze Burfict, some suggested the act was intentional.
Yanda said Wednesday that he would never do such a thing.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has been fined Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for multiple unnecessary roughness penalties in Cincinnati's loss to Pittsburgh last Sunday.
The third-quarter plays involved Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back James Conner. Burfict, who has been fined 11 times for more than $315,000 during his seven-year NFL career, was suspended for four games to begin this season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster just wants to move on from last December's physical primetime meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals.
But the second-year wideout thrust himself into one of the fiercest rivalries in the NFL last season with a memorable block against Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Smith-Schuster was reminded of the hit prior to Sunday's game at Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Marvin Lewis routinely shows his Bengals players video of egregious conduct from around the league as a way of trying to keep them in line. Exhibit A would be their game last December against the Steelers.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict is back on the Cincinnati Bengals' active roster after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancer policy.
He's glad to be back, even doing some work with special teams. He watched his teammates pull out a 37-36 win at Atlanta last Sunday on Andy Dalton's touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 7 seconds left in regulation.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The first month shaped up as the Bengals' most daunting, with three road games in the first four. The offense and defense were getting accustomed to new systems. And then the injuries began.
Running back Joe Mixon tore knee cartilage. Center Billy Price tore a foot ligament. Linebacker Preston Brown sprained an ankle. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended all month for another NFL policy violation.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis knew that linebacker Vontaze Burfict was back when he felt his feet leave the floor.
Burfict, who has been suspended repeatedly in his career, rejoined the team after completing a four-game ban for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancers. He made quite an entrance.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Preston Brown is inactive for the Bengals' Thursday night game against the Ravens, leaving Cincinnati without two of its top linebackers.
Brown hurt his right ankle during an opening win at Indianapolis on Sunday and had been listed as questionable. The Bengals also are missing linebacker Vontaze Burfict, suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
CINCINNATI (AP) — While the Bengals defense settles in to learn a new system during training camp, linebacker Vontaze Burfict is just passing through town.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will be sidelined to start a season for the fourth year in a row, this time serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancers.
The NFL rejected Burfict's appeal without comment and upheld the full suspension on Thursday. It's the third time the volatile linebacker has been suspended by the league in the past three years.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Vontaze Burfict is appealing a four-game suspension from the NFL for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances, the third straight season that the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker is facing punishment from the league.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennessee could be without starting running back DeMarco Murray next week when it tried to clinch a playoff spot.
Murray injured his right knee with 2:23 left in the game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Coach Mike Mularkey said his running back will have an MRI, but it doesn't look good.
The Rams lost left guard Rodger Saffold to a rib injury late in the game. Los Angeles safety Marqui Christian also hurt a shoulder.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals put center T.J. Johnson on injured reserve Saturday with an injured chest muscle, the latest setback to a team already depleted by injuries. They signed running back Jarveon Williams off their practice squad.
Cincinnati (5-8) plays at Minnesota (10-3) on Sunday. The Bengals will be missing both starting cornerbacks — Adam "Pacman" Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick — along with three starting linebackers, including Vontaze Burfict.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Marvin Lewis couldn't find words to describe how his team came apart. His players had no problem picking out the adjectives.
"This was pretty bad," defensive end Carlos Dunlap said. "It was embarrassing to put that up there and come out like that. It's not what I expected."
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals put cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season with a groin injury.
Jones is one of at least six starters who isn't expected to play Sunday against the Bears (3-9) at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals (5-7) suffered significant losses at cornerback during a 23-20 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night, when Jones got hurt while making an interception.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The NFL insists it isn't sending mixed messages as it tries to cut down on what it considers violent plays that cross the line.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals safety George Iloka had his one-game suspension overturned on Wednesday, leaving him with a $36,464.50 fine for his hit to Antonio Brown's head.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals safety George Iloka had his one-game suspension overturned on appeal Wednesday, leaving him with a $36,464.50 fine for his hit to Antonio Brown's head on Monday night.
Iloka and Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster each got a one-game suspension from the NFL in the aftermath of Pittsburgh's 23-20 win at Paul Brown Stadium. Iloka hit Brown in the head while trying to break up his game-tying touchdown catch.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback George Iloka have been suspended one game each by the NFL for violating league safety rules.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Vontaze Burfict refused to shake the Steelers' hands at midfield last October, and added to the insult by kicking one of them during the first quarter.
Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell tweeted after Pittsburgh's 29-14 win that the Bengals linebacker ought to be kicked out of the NFL.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jets cornerback Buster Skrine was fined $48,620 for his illegal hit on Tampa Bay receiver DeSean Jackson last week and Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict wasn't fined after his ejection against Tennessee for pushing away the arm of an official who tried to break up a sideline scuffle.
Burfict wasn't fined for his late hit out of bounds two plays earlier, either.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict won't be suspended for the contact with an official that got him ejected from a 24-20 loss at Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vontaze Burfict pleaded his case to Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis. Then the linebacker who has been among the NFL's most suspended and penalized players finally headed to the locker room.
Burfict talked with some fans, raised both arms over his head and even jumped to high-five a fan at the tunnel.