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Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is expected to return to practice this week after missing Sunday's 33-7 win over the Tennessee Titans with a concussion. 

By SI Wire
September 29, 2014

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is expected to return to practice this week after missing last Sunday's 33-7 win over the Tennessee Titans with a concussion. 

From TV station Fox19 in Cincinnati:

FOX19 Now asked Marvin Lewis before the Bengals hit the practice field if Burfict would return and coach responded, "I would imagine he will. Yes."

Burfict was initially diagnosed with a stinger after leaving the Titans' Week 2 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the second half. Concussion-related symptoms reportedly didn't surface until after the game. The 6-foot-1, 248-pounder also suffered a concussion in the Bengals' Week 1 win over the Ravens

The 23-year-old recorded an NFL-high 115 tackles and three sacks over 16 games last season.

The Bengals, which are 3-0 this season with wins over the Falcons, Titans and Ravens, play at the New England Patriots on Sunday.

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