Burfict said he wasn’t trying to take advantage of the league’s relaxed rules on celebrations, he was thinking more about catching his breath.
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“Honestly, I didn’t care about the celebration rule,” he said. “I was so tired. My legs were so tired. I was like, ‘I’m going to go up into the seats.’”
A few plays later Burfict injured his back and head while tackling Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor. Burfict cleared concussion protocol but did not return to the game.