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Oakland Digging Out Of The Black Hole

By Bess Shapiro




Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images.
Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images.

The Raiders signed free agents Kevin Burnett and Nick Roach, both exemplary 3-4 style linebackers. They will complement Miles Burris, who has says he can play in either a 3-4 or 4-3 defense.

The Raiders also drafted linebacker Sio Moore from UConn. Moore is considered a great tackler and will thrive if the Raiders use more 3-4 alignments. Bleacher Report’s Clarence Baldwin says that with a 3-4 scheme he envisions Moore in situations where he can blitz from anywhere.