Saturday, March 16, 2013
Raiders looking at another linebacker
By Bill Williamson
The Oakland Raiders are not done looking at linebackers, and it could mean they will be considering moving to a 3-4 defense.
They are reportedly interested in former Miami linebacker Kevin Burnett, who was recently cut.
Burnett, 30, is a solid starter. He has posted more than 100 tackles in each of the past two seasons. He played for the Chargers from 2009-10 and is considered more of a 3-4 linebacker.
While the Raiders have made no indications that they will run a 3-4, coach Dennis Allen has said they could always move to a 3-4 based on additions to the front seven.
Oakland has already signed Nick Roach (Chicago) and Kaluka Maiva (Cleveland). They are projected to start along with second-year player Miles Burris.