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Kevin Burnett | Linebacker

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/24/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: Tennessee
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Raiders released LB Kevin Burnett.
According to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez, Burnett was "not cleared medically." Burnett missed a good chunk of the offseason program with an ankle injury. Signed to a two-year, $5.25 million deal last March, Burnett started all 16 games but wasn't terribly effective, barely earning a positive grade from Pro Football Focus. Although he's now 31 and getting cut by one of the league's worst teams, Burnett shouldn't have trouble finding a new home when healthy. He struggles in pass coverage but is a solid run plugger. Jul 24 - 4:04 PM

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Raiders coach Dennis Allen confirmed Kevin Burnett "remains in the mix" to start at weak-side linebacker.

Burnett missed OTAs with an ankle injury, but will be ready for camp. Sio Moore got the majority of snaps opposite Khalil Mack in his absence and is the favorite to start. Burnett, 31, started all 16 games for the Raiders last season, recording 105 tackles, three forced fumbles, and 2.5 sacks.
Jun 20 - 9:00 PM

Kevin Burnett has earned a "firm grip" on the Raiders' weak-side linebacker job.

Nick Roach is the Mike linebacker, and Sio Moore is playing Sam. Burnett excels in pass coverage, so he'll be an every-down 'backer, likely staying on the field with Roach in nickel packages. Burnett is playing the same spot Philip Wheeler did last year. Wheeler racked up 109 tackles and two forced fumbles.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 10:01:00 PM

Raiders signed LB Kevin Burnett, formerly of the Dolphins.

Burnett, 30, racked up 110 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a forced fumble last season as the Dolphins' starting weak-side linebacker. Pro Football Focus graded Burnett as the No. 4 4-3 outside 'backer in football, behind only Von Miller, Jerod Mayo, and Lance Briggs. Burnett should bring an edge to Oakland's defense with SLB Philip Wheeler now in Miami. Kaluka Maiava projects to start on the strong side with Nick Roach in the middle and Miles Burris likely heading to the bench.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 07:35:00 PM

ESPN Dallas reports that the Raiders are interested in free agent LB Kevin Burnett, and a "deal is possible."

The Raiders are remaking their linebacker corps, and Burnett would provide production and leadership on the cheap. Burnett, 30, is coming off a 110-tackle, 2.5-sack campaign where he graded out as the No. 4 4-3 outside linebacker in Pro Football Focus' ratings. Newly signed Nick Roach is currently the Raiders' only viable starter at linebacker.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 12:49:00 AM

Dolphins released LB Kevin Burnett.

The writing was on the wall after Miami signed Philip Wheeler to go along with Dannell Ellerbe. Between cutting Burnett and Karlos Dansby, the Dolphins cleared $7.2 million in cap space. Going on 30, Burnett had a strong year as a three-down 'backer in 2012, notching 110 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble across 1,096 snaps. He won't hurt for one-year offers. Miami is gambling by going young and expensive at linebacker, but their defense should be faster to the ball.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 09:32:00 PM

Kevin Burnett is practicing was the Dolphins' starting weak-side linebacker.

Koa Misi is at strong side with Karlos Dansby in the middle. WILL and MIKE are historically the two most productive positions in new Dolphins DC Kevin Coyle's system. Burnett could be a 90-100 tackle player if he makes 16 starts.
Tue, May 22, 2012 12:11:00 PM

Dolphins ILB Kevin Burnett underwent arthroscopic knee surgery earlier in the offseason.

Burnett is participating in minicamp practices, though the level of activity is unclear. With Karlos Dansby sidelined by an undisclosed minor injury, Burnett has been working as the primary inside linebacker in Kevin Coyle's flex defense.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 06:38:00 PM

Dolphins ILB Kevin Burnett has graded out as Pro Football Focus' second worst inside linebacker through the season's first three weeks.

Expected to make big plays after being given $9.8 million in guaranteed money to replace Channing Crowder, Burnett has just 10 tackles and zero sacks or interceptions through his first three games in Miami. He has struggled against the run, while allowing six of the seven passes attempted against him to be completed. He'll get his former team San Diego on Sunday.
Sat, Oct 1, 2011 10:59:00 AM

Dolphins agreed to terms with ILB Kevin Burnett on a four-year, $21 million contract.

Burnett landed $9.8 million guaranteed, which was way more than the Chargers were willing to pay. One of the league's most overlooked linebackers, Burnett graded out exceptionally well in Pro Football Focus' ratings the past two years in San Diego. Though recently released Channing Crowder has been premier a run defender, he was a liability in coverage. Burnett provides a significant upgrade, likely at a similar price. The Bills will have to turn to Plan C at linebacker.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 07:24:00 PM

Free agent Kevin Burnett will visit with the Dolphins Friday.

The Dolphins have begun talking contract numbers for Channing Crowder's potential replacement. Burnett is reportedly seeking $5 million per year, exactly what Crowder was scheduled to make in 2011. Per the Miami Herald's Jeff Darlington, the timing of Crowder's departure "wasn't a coincidence."
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 05:13:00 PM

According to Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 in Buffalo, the Bills have "legitimate interest" in free agent LB Kevin Burnett.

The two sides are expected to resume talks "in a day or two," presumably to allow Burnett to shop around. The San Diego Union-Trib now considers Burnett as good as gone, as he's priced himself out of GM A.J. Smith's plans.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 03:23:00 PM

In addition to the Chargers, free agent ILB Kevin Burnett has also spoken with the Bills, Seahawks, Dolphins, and Titans.

Burnett wants to return to San Diego, but the Chargers have balked at his $5 million per year asking price. Beat writer Kevin Acee suspects Burnett has priced himself out of the Bolts' plans after the Eric Weddle signing.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 08:19:00 PM

Free agent ILB Kevin Burnett is reportedly seeking a contract that is too rich for the Chargers' taste.

Beat writer Kevin Acee hears Burnett's salary demands are too rich "for any team at present." The Chargers still hope to re-sign Burnett to pair him with Takeo Spikes on the inside, but that "ship may have sailed" following Eric Weddle's monster contract.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 12:01:00 PM

The Chargers would like to bring back free agent ILB Kevin Burnett, according to beat writer Kevin Acee.

The Chargers' signing of Takeo Spikes will not adversely affect the chances Burnett re-signs. Ideally, San Diego would like to start the pair next to each other and bring second-round rookie Jonas Mouton around slowly.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 10:03:00 PM

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