CINCINNATI -- As expected, the Raiders promoted linebacker Kaelin Burnett from the practice squad on Saturday to take the roster place of Aaron Curry, who was waived this week, in time for Sunday's game at Cincinnati.
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Burnett is an undrafted rookie from UNR who played for Oakland in the preseason, registering seven tackles and forcing a fumble. He was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 1 and is the second Raiders player to be signed from their practice squad this season, joining running back Jeremy Stewart.Should Burnett play against the Bengals, he would be the 27th different player acquired by first-year general manager Reggie McKenzie to appear in a game for the Raiders, who are 3-7. Burnett would also be the third undrafted free agent rookie, beside Stewart and receiver Rod Streater. Eleven of those McKenzie signees have already started a game thus far.And if the 6-foot-4, 234-pound Burnett does get in the game, he would be the 11th Raider to make his NFL debut this season, along with Stewart, Streater, offensive linemen Tony Bergstrom and Alex Parsons, defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi, defensive end Jack Crawford, linebackers Miles Burris and Carl Ihenacho, receiver Juron Criner and cornerback Brandian Ross.