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Raiders sign former Jets DB Juston Burris, place Johnathan Abram on injured reserve

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NFL: New York Giants at New York Jets Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Today the Raiders officially placed safety Johnathan Abram on injured reserve. The rookie first round pick suffered a torn rotator cuff and labrum in the season opener Monday night. Shortly after the Raiders knew he would be lost for the season, they worked out several safeties to replace his roster spot. Friday they officially signed one of them.

Juston Burris was a 2016 fourth round (118th overall) pick by the New York Jets. The 6-0, 212-pounder appeared in 34 games with the Jets before being waived in 2018 and joining the Cleveland Browns from the Jets’ practice squad. He played four games for the Jets and four for the Browns last season, primarily on special teams.

Over his first three seasons with the two clubs, Burris has appeared in 38 games with two starts, recorded 28 tackles (27 solo), two interceptions, seven passes defended, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.