Press Release via Raiders:
The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent LB Vontaze Burfict, the club announced Tuesday.
Burfict, a 6-foot-1, 255-pound linebacker and 2013 Pro Bowler, joins the Raiders after spending his first seven seasons (2012-18) with the Cincinnati Bengals. Originally an undrafted free agent signee by the club in 2012, Burfict has appeared in 75 contests and made 73 starts, totaling 604 tackles (396 solo), five interceptions, 28 passes defensed, 8.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. In postseason action, Burfict has started in each of his three appearances, totaling 19 stops (11), one interception, one pass defensed, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
Last season, Burfict started in all seven appearances and compiled 33 tackles (16) and three passes defensed. He finished top-5 on the team in tackles in each of the previous three campaigns.
Since entering the league in 2012, the former Arizona State standout has compiled three 100-plus tackle seasons, including a franchise-record and NFL-best 171 stops in 2013 en route to his first Pro Bowl honor and second-team All-Pro recognition by the Associated Press. His 171 tackles that year stand as the highest single-season total by a defender since 2010.
A native of Inglewood, Calif., Burfict played three seasons (2009-11) for the Sun Devils and appeared in 37 games, making 32 starts. He totaled 228 tackles, including 22.5 for loss, one interception, seven sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries during his time with the school, and was tabbed a semifinalist for the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker as a junior in 2011.
Get the latest Raiders news here.
Contact reporter Mike Dixon at Mike.firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow @MikeDixonSports on Twitter.
Must See News
/ 3 months ago
The Raiders donated $25,000 dollars to local elementary on Tuesday afternoon. The Raiders’ generosity...
Recent Posts: NITEFALL MEDIA
by Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA) SANTA CLARA, CA – The Oregon Ducks dominated the first half and shut out the Utah Utes at halftime. After a scare and momentum push by the Utah Utes in the third quarter, the Ducks remained poised as CJ Verdell ran for a third touchdown that sealed the deal for Oregon […]
by Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA) SANTA CLARA, CA – With the Pac-12 Championship featuring two of the best teams in the conference, with several players for the Los Angeles Chargers to keep their eyes on as they move forward into next season. Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert is a hot name in several NFL circles, OL […]
by Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA) LOS ANGELES – The Ridiculous Brand is a style of clothing made for the consumer and the fashionista, where their message is “each individual lives their life to the fullest: without fear or reprisal; independent of all others. Risk has its Rewards.“ This clothing brand is catching fire across Southern California […]