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Raiders sign veteran linebacker Vontaze Burfict to one-year deal

Since the start of the offseason, the Oakland Raiders have been one of the busiest teams in the league. They have been highly active in looking to add to their roster.

The latest move has seen them ink former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict to a one-year deal, according to ESPN.

The Oakland Raiders have signed Vontaze Burfict to a one-year contract, a day after the veteran linebacker was released by the Cincinnati Bengals.

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The deal is worth up to $5 million, according to NFL Network.

Burfict spent his first seven years in the league with the Bengals. There, he was selected to the Pro Bowl once while tallying up 604 tackles, 8.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, and five interceptions.

Burfict is coming off an injury-riddled campaign where he had 33 tackles in seven games played. However, he had to deal with hip problems and a pair of concussions towards the end of the regular season. On top of that, he missed the first four games of the year due to violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.


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Burfict is reuniting with his former defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, who he played under from 2014 to 2017. This should immediately provide him with familiarity with the defensive system. As well as that, it will ease the transition process for him and his new team.

The 28-year-old is the latest addition to what’s been a busy offseason with the team also acquiring All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown, left tackle Trent Brown and wide receiver Tyrell Williams. The Raiders are looking to improve after finishing with a 4-12 record in their first campaign under head coach Jon Gruden.

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