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Miles Burris says he's been cut by Raiders

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With the new draft additions as well as the undrafted free agent signings, the Raiders are cleaning some house. Sunday night James Jones was released and now Miles Burris has said his farewell from the team as well. He posted this on his Instagram account Monday morning with this message:

Nothing but respect and love for the Oakland Raiders. Grateful for the opportunity they gave me. Grew up coming to Raider games as a kid and got to live my dream of playing in the same stadium for the team closest to my hometown. I'm thankful to everyone in the organization and all my teammates. This is goodbye to Oakland but I'm not done yet. My story will be one of victory, not by my own strength but God's great grace. I serve a great God, his name is Jesus! #farewell #raidernation #oaktown #oncearaideralwaysaraider #trustingod

Burris was the team's fourth round pick in the 2012 draft, making him the second ever draft pick by the new regime. He started all 16 games as a rookie due to the injury to Aaron Curry. Then after missing the first ten games of the 2013 season with no starts, Burris stepped in for the injured Nick Roach as the starting middle linebacker the 2014 season.

He posted 110 combined tackles last season (77 solo) but was rated the worst middle linebacker in the NFL last season by Pro Football Focus. He was expected to move back into a reserve role at weakside linebacker, but with the addition of free agent Malcolm Smith in the offseaon and the drafting of linebackers Ben Heeney and Neiron Ball, Burris was the odd man out and the team has moved on.

His release means only Tony Bergstrom remains from the team's 2012 draft class.