AFC Rumors: Bengals, Dolphins, Raiders



  • Ian Rapoport reports that Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict was informed via letter that the next similar action to his fined offenses from last week will warrant a suspension.
  • The NFL fined Burfict $112,000 for the two hits he made during last week’s game against the Steelers.
  • Mike Florio of PFT reports that Bengals owner Mike Brown expressed “strenuous objection” to the NFL about their decision to fine Burfict. Brown called the fine unfair and excessive and accused the NFL of improperly imposing discipline in situations where no fouls were called.


  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media says that Brock Osweiler is likely to remain the Dolphins starting quarterback for their Thursday night game in Week 8.
  • According to Rapoport, there’s still no timetable for Ryan Tannehill to return from his shoulder injury. In fact, Rapoport says that Tannehill is experiencing labrum issues that have affected his range of motion and has been in “a lot of pain.


  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media says that Raiders players expect “major roster upheaval” over the next few years. In fact, the players believe it’s going to take two years for Jon Gruden to get the kind of team he wants in place.
  • According to Rapoport, the prevailing sense from teams around the NFL is that they’ve made every player on their roster available for trade.
  • Albert Breer reports that the two names generating the most trade buzz right now for the Raiders are WR Amari Cooper and S Karl Joseph.
  • According to Breer, the Raiders want a first-round pick for Cooper and a third-round pick for Joseph.
  • Regarding Cooper, Breer believes a team would be willing to trade a second-round pick for him.
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