The Raiders could be without veteran linebacker Vontaze Burfict for the rest of the 2019 NFL season.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Monday morning that Burfict is facing a season-long suspension for his illegal hit Sunday on Colts tight end Jack Doyle.
Vontaze Burfict is facing a season-long suspension for his late conduct on field, per source.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 30, 2019
Burfict was ejected after lowering his head and delivering a helmet-to-helmet hit on Doyle in the Raiders' 31-24 Week 4 win.
The eight-year pro already has been fined or suspended 12 times in his career for illegal hits.
The Raiders' next game is against the Bears in London on Sunday, Oct. 6.
More to come...