It now appears that head coach Jon Gruden and Co. are looking to add more talent to the defense.
On the same day he was officially released by the Cincinnati Bengals, former Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict is drawing interest from the Raiders.
On the day Vontaze Burfict is released and available, worth noting: The #Raiders are already doing work on LBs, hosting FAs Manti Teo and Aaron Lynch, source said. Oakland may have interest in Burfict, too.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2019
Burfict, 28, has regressed some in recent seasons. He missed nine games last year to both injury and suspension.
Among the most embattled players in the NFL, Burfict has a reputation for being dirty. In the past, it made him a fearsome force on the field.
But with a regression in terms of ability, we have no idea how much interest the former Pro Bowler will garner in free agency.
At the very least, it seems Oakland has interest.