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Report: Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict Cleared To Resume Practicing

After sitting out the team’s first two practices this week, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has now been cleared to resume practicing, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

While Burfict has been cleared to resume practicing, he still remains on the Bengals Reserve/PUP list for now and as Dehner points out, it doesn’t mean for sure that he’ll play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. In order for that to happen, the linebacker will have to be activated to the Bengals 53-man roster by 4 p.m. EST on Saturday.

Burfict is looking to return from a microfracture surgery on his knee that took place in January. The former undrafted free agent hasn’t played a down since Week 8 of last season, so it will likely take him a week or two to get himself back into football shape.

If things go well for Burfict over the course of the next few weeks, you can probably count on him being on the field when the Steelers play the Bengals again in Week 14 at Cincinnati.

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