Raiders To Cut Miles Burris

A year after starting all 16 games for the Raiders, linebacker Miles Burris will find himself looking for a new NFL home. Burris announced today on Instagram that the Raiders have informed him he’ll be waived.

“Nothing but respect and love for the Oakland Raiders,” Burris wrote in his statement. “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 hometown. I’m thankful to everyone in the organization and all my teammates. This is goodbye to Oakland but I’m not done yet.”

Burris, who turns 27 next month, piled up 110 tackles in 1,096 defensive snaps for the Raiders last season, but didn’t record a single interception, sack, or forced fumble. Pro Football Focus (subscription required) graded him as the least effective inside linebacker in the NFL by a wide margin — Burris’ -23.2 grade as a run defender alone was worse than any other linebacker’s overall grade, and PFF also ranked him as the NFL’s worst ILB in pass coverage.

Burris will be the second notable veteran cut by the Raiders following the draft, with James Jones also reportedly receiving his release from the club.

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