Dec 4, 2011; Miami, FL, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) is sacked by Miami Dolphins inside linebacker Kevin Burnett (56) in the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders Sign Veteran LB Kevin Burnett

Dennis Allen hasn’t made public the news of the Raiders switching to a 3-4 defensive scheme but one need only read between the lines to know that’s what is happening. While the Raiders have been largely invisible in their free agency dealings the signings that have been made have all been on defense with the majority being linebackers.

So the news of Kevin Burnett joining the Silver and Black isn’t much of a surprise.

In inking Burnett the Raiders have acquired yet another versatile linebacker capable of playing different roles in what is shaping up to be a shift to the 3-4.

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