The Bengals today activated linebacker Vontaze Burfict to the roster from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.
A fourth-year player, Burfict was the Bengals’ leading tackler in both the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He was a Pro Bowl selection for the 2013 season.
He played in five of the first seven games last season and missed Games 8-16 due to a knee injury suffered Oct. 26 vs. Baltimore.
He missed the 2015 preseason and was placed on Reserve/PUP on Sept. 5. He was cleared to rejoin the team in practice this past Thursday.
Burfict had micro-fracture knee surgery in January.
To make room on the 53-man roster for Burfict, the Bengals terminated the contract of fifth-year wide receiver Greg Little, releasing him to free agency.
Little played in six games for the Bengals last season and rejoined the team as a free agent for 2015 training camp. He led the team in preseason with 145 receiving yards but was inactive for Games 1-6 of the regular season.