Vontaze Burfict and Alex Smith in NFL concussion protocol


Dec 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) catches the ball and is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) in the third quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals beat the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

One week after James Harrison, Andrew Whitworth and Carlos Dunlap underwent the NFL concussion protocol, the Cincinnati Bengals have three more players undergoing it this week, the biggest of which being outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict:

Burfict had a solid game yesterday, recording just his second and third sack of the season to go with two QB hits and a pass deflection. It was also the first 2-sack game for Burfict in his first two years in the NFL, which hopefully boosted his chances of making it to the Pro Bowl.

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