Burfict returns to Bengals on roster exemption

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Burfict returns to Bengals on roster exemption

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 31: Vontaze Burfict #55 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on from the sideline in the second half of a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is back with the team after serving a three-game suspension for his latest violation of the NFL’s player safety rules.

The Bengals requested and were granted a three-day roster exemption for Burfict, which means they will not have to officially add him to the 53-man roster and make a corresponding roster move.

Head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed that Burfict will play Sunday at Cleveland.

“He’ll make a difference in the game,” Lewis said. “He’s a good football player.”

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