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Kaluka Maiava speaks to media

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Raiders new linebacker, Kaluka Maiava spoke to the local media today over conference call. Here is what he had to say.

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

How did your coming to the Raiders come about?

"Well, you know, everything went through my agent and stuff so we had a few teams interested. Raiders wanted an interview really quick, they were the first ones to schedule one, so I took the trip. Coming into it, I always grew up a Raiders fan, being from the Islands, we always watched Raiders and San Fran games so it's definitely a team I was familiar with and my ears definitely perked up when my agent told me about Oakland being interested. I came in with high hopes and fortunately we were able to get a deal done. I'm very excited about it."

What do you bring to the table for the Raiders?

"I'm a hardnosed guy, I come to work every day, I lead by example. I'm not the ‘rah, rah' guy leading speeches but I lead by example and I come to work every day. I play hard and I'll go to war with anybody, man, and I feel like my teammates will appreciate that. I'm a tough guy, I pride myself on being one of the tougher players, and I'm here to win. So, hopefully everything works out in that aspect."

You better fit for 3-4 or 4-3? Any talks of what your role will be?

"We haven't really gotten into anything team wise and all the details of what I'm gonna be doing. I'm just glad to get the business part out of the way, now when we come back we can get even more done on actual football. But I'll play anything. Whatever the coach needs, whatever it takes to win, I'll play whatever spot they need me at."