James Rapien

James Rapien

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Nick Vigil on Burfict: "He looks better than I've ever seen him"

Vontaze Burfict is one of the best linebackers in the NFL. Last season Burfict was out-of-shape to start the season and it took him a few games to get going. That won't be the case this year. 

Burfict has been flying around the practice field and looks noticeably leaner than he did a year ago. He made multiple plays during Monday's practice including stuffing Joe Mixon at the line of scrimmage. 

I asked linebacker Nick Vigil about Burfict earlier today in the Bengals' locker room. "He's leaned out a lot," Vigil said. "He's playing fast. He always plays physical. He looks better than I've ever seen him."

Vigil and I also discussed the changes on defense and why he's so excited for the 2017 season.

Joe Mixon looks the part. Check out this HUGE run. 

KeiVarae Russell likes what he sees from Joe Mixon.

Andrew Billings talks about his health and replacing Domata Peko.

Joe Mixon gave John Ross some high praise.

Check out my Bengals training camp Q&A.

Here's what I expect to see from John Ross and Joe Mixon this season. 

I talked with Dave Lapham about the Bengals' offensive line. 

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