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According to ProFootball Talk’s Zac Jackson, Cincinnati Bengals Vontaze Burfict has been fined $75,000 for stepping on Patriots running back LaGarrette Blount late in Sunday’s 35-17 loss at New England.

According to Jackson, the letter the league sent Burfict informing him of the fine made it clear it was solely for his action against Blount and not the low hit to the back of the leg of New England tight end Martellus Bennett.

Earlier report, 10:17 a.m.

Will Vontaze Burfict be in uniform Sunday when the Bengals play the Browns?

Signs point to yes.

ESPN reported Wednesday morning the Bengals “are not expecting” Burfict to be suspended after a pair of videos showing questionable behavior during Cincinnati’s loss to New England surfaced.

RELATED: New video emerges of Burfict vs. Pats

ProFootballTalk.com noted suspensions are typically handed down on Monday or Tuesday afternoon at the latest, so the veteran linebacker would appear to be in the clear.

Burfict was suspended for the first three games of the season for an accumulation of unsafe and/or unsavory actions on the field, but the Bengals have appeared to stand by him throughout.


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