VONTAZE BURFICT, 24, linebacker with Cincinnati, 2012-present, sustained concussions in consecutive games on 9/7 and 9/14/14, also suffering a stinger in the 9/14 game when he took a teammate’s knee to his helmet. Coach Marvin Lewis said Burfict suffered a cervical strain, an injury where the muscles in the neck are stretched beyond the point they are designed for, tearing and straining the muscle fibers. Three weeks later he left a game with a “head injury,” but returned to the game. Burfict remains on Injured Reserve status with Cincinnati.–“Vontaze Burfict latest injury is a ‘cervical strain'”, NBCsports.com 10/19/14, Darin Gantt. KFFL.com 9/18/14.