Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Al Behrman
December 09, 2014

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals put middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict on the injured reserve list on Tuesday, ending a season cut short by concussions and knee surgery.

Burfict was the Bengals' leading tackler in each of the past two seasons and made the Pro Bowl last season. He missed two full games and parts of others early in the season after getting two concussions. He had surgery to clean out his left knee on Oct. 29 and never got healthy enough to play again.

Burfict started only five games and had 29 tackles.

The Bengals also activated quarterback AJ McCarron, who has been sidelined since training camp by a sore passing shoulder. The fifth-round pick from Alabama was cleared to rejoin practice three weeks ago.

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