Report: Oakland Raiders Trying to Trade for Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict

Mar 14, 2018, 12:00 AM | Updated: Jan 4, 2019, 11:25 am
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 24: Vontaze Burfict #55 of the Cincinnati Bengals reacts against the Detroit Lions during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

by Matt George – Sports 1140 KHTK Reporter

According to CBS’ Chris Renkel, a source has confirmed that the Oakland Raiders are in active trade talks with the Cincinnati Bengals for linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

Prior to last season, Burfict signed a three year $38.68 million contract extension, which would begin this upcoming season. Oakland would be responsible for paying him $8.97 million for 2018-2019.

Burfict has a connection with new Raiders Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther, whom he played for the past six seasons in Cincinnati.

Although being a very talented player, Burfict has a reputation as being one of the dirtiest in the league. Due to both injury and suspension, Burfict hasn’t played a full season since 2013.

That brutal hit by Burfict on Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman during the 2017 preseason resulted in a five game suspension.

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