The Oakland Raiders made it official, announcing a long-rumored transaction today.
They cut linebacker Kevin Burnett with a failed physical designation.
Burnett was expected to start for the Raiders, but wasn't able to get to training camp due to an ankle problem.
He started every game at linebacker last season and recorded 129 tackles and an interception. Burnett had a $4.14 million salary-cap figure and was due $3.5 million.
The Raiders drafted Khalil Mack with the fifth overall pick.
“Where we’re at at the linebacker position, with some young talented players, Miles Burris and Sio Moore, Kaluka Maiava being a main guy, I think we feel good with that position,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said, “and we’re going to move on from Kevin Burnett.”
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