Originally published on SBReport.net on Nov. 24, 2012
The Oakland Raiders have announced the promotion of linebacker Kaelin Burnett just a day before they take on the quarterback Carson Palmer’s old team, the Cincinnati Bengals.
Burnett attended training camp with the Raiders after being signed as an un-drafted free agent out of the University of Nevada in the offseason. Upon being released, Burnett signed with the team’s practice squad on Sept. 1 before being called up today.
Burnett would become the 27th player acquired by Reggie McKenzie to play for the Raiders this season, as well as the third un-drafted free agent.
The rookie linebacker adds a pass-rushing dimension to a Raiders team that can use the added help. The Raiders have only recorded 11 sacks on the year, last in the NFL.
Burnett’s brother, Kevin, is a linebacker for the Miami Dolphins.