If WILL linebacker Vontaze Burfict was going to play at all in the preseason, that may be by the boards after he suffered what appeared to be a foot injury in Monday’s practice. Burfict was covering tight end Moritz Bohringer on a pass in an early team period when they appeared to click heels before going to the ground.
Burfict, who is under NFL suspension for the first four regular-season games, spent the rest of practice icing his foot and then waited until the end of the workout to leave the field on a cart. With Vincent Rey (sprained ankle) out for what is likely the rest of the preseason, the young linebackers are going to get plenty of work the next three weeks, starting with Saturday’s game (7 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) in Dallas. Plus, rookie linebacker Chris Worley is getting snaps at defensive end, but they did sign a defensive tackle Monday and that may alleviate Worley’s situation.
Right guard Alex Redmond got a ton of work with the first team Monday as offensive line coach Frank Pollack continues his rotations. Starter Trey Hopkins also had consistent work with the ones. Pollack seems pretty set at right tackle with Bobby Hart.