NFL Rumors: Raiders Hosting Vontaze Burfict, Former Bengals Linebacker

The Raiders continue to cast a wide net in hopes of adding a veteran linebacker to what is a thin group right now.

On Tuesday, the Raiders are hosting Vontaze Burfict, NFL Media's Tom Pelissero reported.

The veteran linebacker was cut by the Bengals on Monday, and has a long relationship with Oakland's defensive coordinator Paul Guenther. 

Guenther served as Burfict's defensive coordinator in Cincinnati for four seasons, from 2014 to 2017. 

Burfict, 28, has been in the spotlight for his multiple suspensions and acts of dirty play. He's been suspended three times in his seven-year NFL career, and he missed the first four games last season for violating the league's PED policy.

Burfict played in seven games last season and finished with 33 tackles. 

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The news comes one day after the Raiders reportedly hosted linebackers Manti Te'o and Aaron Lynch. The team currently has Marquel Lee, Jason Cabinda and Tahir Whitehead to trot out as its linebackers.

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