Raiders re-sign LB Burnett

Raiders re-sign LB Burnett
March 22, 2013, 2:15 pm
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Linebacker Kaelin Brunett appeared in six games for the Raiders in 2012, on special teams, after beginning the season on the practice squad. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The Raiders continued to bolster their linebacker corps Friday by announcing the re-signing of free agent Kaelin Burnett to an exclusive-rights deal.

Terms of the deal are not known, though Burnett is the second exclusive-rights free agent the Raiders have retained, along with cornerback/kick returner Coye Francies, whose reported one-year deal was worth $630,000.

Burnett was an undrafted free agent out of the University of Nevada, Reno and appeared in six games for the Raiders in 2012, on special teams, after beginning the season on the practice squad. He recovered a blocked punt in the season finale at San Diego. His brother Kevin, also a linebacker, signed as an unrestricted free agent after playing last season for the Miami Dolphins.

Oakland has also signed linebackers Kaluka Maiava and Nick Roach as unrestricted free agents.

The Raiders' other five unsigned exclusive-rights free agents include receiver Duke Calhoun, tackle Zach Hurd, center/guard Alex Parsons, cornerback Brandian Ross and running back Jeremy Stewart.