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The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Kevin Burnett, continuing their offseason makeover of the defense.
Burnett, whose brother Kaelin is also on Oakland's roster, spent the past two seasons with Miami and has started 59 games over eight years. He had a career-high 110 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks in 2012. Burnett, a second-round draft pick by Dallas in 2005, spent four seasons with Dallas and two in San Diego before signing with the Dolphins.
Burnett is the third linebacker signed by the Raiders in the past week. General manager Reggie McKenzie had earlier signed Kaluka Maiava from Cleveland and Nick Roach from Chicago.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders officially completed a linebacker swap, though not by trade.Less than a week after the Dolphins signed Philip Wheeler on the first day of free agency, the Raiders picked up veteran 'backer Kevin Burnett, according to Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group. Burnett, who spent the last two years in Miami, tallied 109 tackles, 2.5 sacks...
MAKING A CASE
Richie Incognito took to Twitter to campaign for the Dolphins to re-sign his teammate, Jake Long.
At the end of last week, the Raiders signed former Chicago Bears LB Nick Roach to a 4 year deal worth up to $13 million. The 6’1 235 lbs linebacker played as the Bears starting strong-side linebacker last year (strong side is the side of the line where the tight end lines up) for most of the season but filled in at middle linebacker for the last four games of the season when...
At the start of the NFL’s free agency period, offensive lineman Jake Long had a big decision to make.
He could stick with the new look Miami Dolphins or he could join head coach Jeff Fischer and his evolving St. Louis Rams.
On Sunday, Long picked the Rams leaving the Dolphins with a huge gap in their protection for quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
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Ryan Tannehill's week is not starting off the way he wanted it to. The quarterback for the Miami Dolphins is going to need to find someone else to anchor one side of the offensive line and protect his behind next season. Tackle Jake Long has signed a four-year, $36 million deal with the St. Louis Rams.
It is not exactly news. He had been talking with the Rams at length...
It is surprising that offensive tackle Jake Long–a number 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft by the Miami Dolphins–has yet to get himself signed to a new contract for the 2013 season. Arguably the best tackle on the free agent market, Long should have been snatched up on day 1, but health concerns and his inflated perception of self-worth have probably been the causes that have...
In the end, Jake Long picked St. Louis over Miami — it’s not often you hear those words.
The former No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft signed a four-year, $34 million deal with the St. Louis Rams, according to Pro Football Talk. With incentives, Long can earn up to $36 million. The deal includes $16 million fully guaranteed with another $4 million guaranteed in 2014.
Former Oakland Raiders tight end Brandon Myers has agreed to sign with the New York Giants, per Mike Garafolo of USA Today.
Myers, 27, played in 42 games (12 starts) and collected 32 catches for 250 yards during his first three seasons. However, the former 2009 sixth-round selection (No. 202 overall) out of Iowa had a breakout season last year, hauling in 79 passes for 806 yards...
The Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys will play in the Pro Football
Hall of Fame game on Aug. 4 in Canton, Ohio. Kickoff is 8 p.m. ET.