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Oakland Raiders continue tweaking roster ahead of mandatory minicamp

The Oakland Raiders continued adding and subtracting on Thursday, parting ways with three players and adding one. The team released tight end Scott Simonson and linebackers Jacoby Hale and Miles Burris, per ESPN's Adam Caplan, making way for the signing of former Titans receiver Kris Durham. Oakland will hold mandatory minicamp June 9-11. #Raiders waived TE Scott Simonson...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Waive LB Miles Burris, LB Jacoby Hale & TE Scott Simonson

The Oakland Raiders waived LB Miles Burris from injured reserve with an injury settlement on Thursday, according to the NFL Transactions release. The Raiders also waive/injured LB Jacoby Hale and cut TE Scott Simonson. Burris, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2012 who was waived one month ago, but later reverted ... The post Raiders Waive LB Miles Burris...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Miles Burris says farewell to Oakland on Instagram

One of Reggie McKenzie's first picks with the Raiders is now off the team. But linebacker Miles Burris wanted to voice his thanks after getting his big NFL break in Oakland. McKenzie grabbed linebackers Neiron Ball and Ben Heeney in the draft last weekend. Coupled with the addition of free agent Curtis Lofton, and Burris was a bit expendable. He was a fourth-round pick for the McKenzie...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Waive LB Miles Burris

Raiders LB Miles Burris announced via his Instagram account that he has been released. “Nothing but respect and love for the Oakland Raiders. Grateful for the opportunity they gave me. Grew up coming to Raider games as a kid and got to live my dream of playing in the same stadium for the team closest to my ...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Raiders should not cut Miles Burris during the offseason

In my mailbag piece on Wednesday, I noted five guys on the Oakland Raiders who I would cut if I was in charge. In response to the piece, more than a few people asked why I did not include Miles Burris in my list. The short answer is that I would not cut Burris this offseason. That response shocked some and flat out angered others who could not understand why I would keep the team’s...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Ray Guy HoF, Move to S.A.? DA’s Impassioned speech, Raiders Roomies & More

The first Raiders preseason game is in the books. Here is a look back at this past week’s top stories: Columns for the week of 4-8 August 2014:   - Ray Guy made it to the Hall of Fame. Who is still waiting? (READ) - Source: Mark Davis says he’ll move to Canton before San Antonio (READ) - Dennis Allen’s impassioned speech and a new feel at Raiders Camp (READ) - Raiders Roomies...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The confusing saga of Miles Burris and Sio Moore

Far and away the most interesting story line of the Oakland Raiders training camp has been the battle between outside linebackers Sio Moore and Miles Burris. Heading into offseason workouts, pretty much anyone who knew anything about the Raiders expected Moore to be the unquestioned starter at the weakside linebacker position. Moore started as the strong side linebacker in his rookie...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Miles Burris push Sio Moore for a starting job?

When the Oakland Raiders drafted Sio Moore in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, it was almost immediately heralded as the steal of the draft by many experts. Most saw Moore as a second round talent with the potential to be a play making starter in the NFL. As it turns out, they were right. Moore had an impressive rookie season in which he showed flashes of greatness. So throughout...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders offseason position review: linebackers

2013 saw a complete overhaul of the Oakland Raiders linebacker corps. The only returning members were second year players Miles Burris and Kaelin Burnett. Picking up bargain veteran options, General Manager Reggie Mckenzie brought in Kaelin’s brother, 8-year veteran Kevin Burnett to play weakside linebacker; as well as signing 6-year veteran middle linebacker Nick Roach...
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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