Vontaze Burfict has found a new home.
The former Bengals linebacker has signed a one-year deal with the Raiders, the team announced Tuesday.
Cincinnati announced it’s decision to release Burfict on Monday, which made him a free agent after seven seasons with the organization.
Burfict had signed a three-year contraction extension, worth $38.68 million, before 2017, but new Bengals coach Zac Taylor said it was best for him to get a “fresh start” elsewhere.
Oakland has already acquired notable pieces in offensive lineman Trent Brown and wide receiver Antonio Brown this offseason. Its defense gave up a league-leading 29.2 points per game in 2018.
Burfict had to serve a suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy in 2018. He also suffered two concussions, which limited him to just seven appearances on the season.