"Vontaze will be in rehab all the way through the summer," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. "So he's got a long ways to go. He had surgery in January. That's a surgery that takes a bit. He's trying to beat the odds and do it quicker, but he's got a lot of work to do. It's part of the injury."
Last week, the team's official website called Burfict's status "up in the air" and a "tight call" whether he's ready for the season or will start the year on the physically unable to perform list.
Lewis essentially confirmed that line of thinking Tuesday.
The surgeon who performed Burfict's microfracture surgery told Rapoport in January that "the goal for him is to be full-go in July."
Given Lewis' comments, it doesn't sound like the linebacker will meet that ambitious goal.