Report: NFL reinstated Burfict from suspension in January
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The NFL "quietly" reinstated Vontaze Burfict in January after suspending him for the majority of the 2019 season, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Burfict was banned for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle in Week 4, the latest in a long line of illegal plays by the then-Oakland Raiders linebacker.

The former Cincinnati Bengals standout is set to become an unrestricted free agent and is "serious" about changing his playing style in order to make a comeback, according to his agent, Peter Schaffer.

Burfict blasted Roger Goodell in November in his first public comments about his ban, calling the commissioner "a total b----" for his handling of the veteran's suspension meeting.

The 29-year-old's 12-game ban constituted the longest punishment for an on-field act in NFL history.

Report: NFL reinstated Burfict from suspension in January
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