Report: Oakland Raiders Trying to Trade for Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict
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.
Source: Oakland Raiders are working to trade for Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict.
Bengals just signed Burfict to a 3 year $38 mill extension last season.
— Chris Renkel CBS 42 (@Chris_Renkel) March 14, 2018
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.
— Ross Crist (@RossTalks) August 30, 2017
That brutal hit by Burfict on Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman during the 2017 preseason resulted in a five game suspension.