The Raiders are 66% of the way to having all of their draft class under contract now that Miles Burris has inked his rookie deal. The team announced his signing today.
Burris, a 4th round pick out of San Diego State, is expected to be an immediate contributor on special teams with the chance to compete for reps at outside linebacker as well. There has even been some discussion of Burris moving to the middle as a potential Rolando McClain fill-in. But that will depend on how this whole McClain situation shakes out.
For now Dennis Allen has stated that Burris will be concentrating on learning the ropes playing outside. The high-motor Cali native is sure to be a fan favorite with his aggressive style of play. Burris is precisely the type of player Reggie McKenzie is going to be filling his roster with. Aside from his athletic ability, Burris was also named SDSU’s Student Athlete of the Year so you know he’s got the brains to match his talent.