Bengals release oft-suspended LB Burfict

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(AP) -- The Cincinnati Bengals released oft-suspended linebacker Vontaze Burfict on Monday.

Burfict's career was marked more by his behavior than his tackling skills. In his seven years with the Bengals, he was suspended by the NFL to start each of the past three seasons, mostly for egregious hits that violated the league's player safety rules.

His most notable performance might have been when Burfict and Adam "Pacman" Jones got 15-yard penalties in the 2015 playoffs that set up a Steelers field goal with 14 seconds left for an 18-16 win.

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