Raiders cut Kevin Burnett

<p> The Oakland Raiders made it official, announcing a long-rumored transaction today.</p> <p> They cut linebacker Kevin Burnett with a failed physical designation.</p> <p> Burnett was expected to start for the Raiders, but wasn't able to get to training camp due to an ankle problem.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> The Raiders drafted Khalil Mack with the fifth overall pick.</p> <p> “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.”</p> <p> Follow me on Twitter: <a href="">@RavensInsider</a></p> <p> Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun</p>
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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