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Kevin Burnett

Kevin Burnett - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 240 lbs.
Birthday 12/24/1982
Birthplace Carson, CA
College Tennessee
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 2nd round, 10th pick by Cowboys

Slimmed-down Dansby big reason for Dolphins' improved 'D'

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 10:24 p.m. ET
it's no coincidence the Dolphins' first two wins came in the team's best defensive performances, when its best defensive player, ILB Karlos Dansby, finally played to his potential.

Dolphins ILB Burnett should free up Dansby for big plays

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 10:06 p.m. ET
New Dolphins ILB Kevin Burnett has the coverage and playmaking abilities to help free up Karlos Dansby, but he is a downgrade vs. the run compared to Channing Crowder.

Dolphins sign LB Burnett

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
The Dolphins have come to terms on a five-year deal with former Chargers LB Kevin Burnett. They also signed LB Jason Trusnik.

ILB decision could shape Chargers' offseason plans

Posted March 09, 2011 @ 11:23 p.m. ET
When the offseason began for the Chargers, they knew it would be nearly impossible to retain all their key free agents. Now it is becoming more and more clear which direction the team is likely to go with some of ...

Dominance of Manning shows Bolts belong in title talk

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Any questions about whether the Chargers are a legitimate Super Bowl contender were answered Sunday night — they are one of the league's most dangerous teams.

Healthy Burnett bringing the heat for Bolts

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
It certainly doesn't reflect in their 2-5 record, but the Chargers have been one of the league's premier defenses in 2010, and ILB Kevin Burnett is a main reason why.

Burnett among Chargers' vets in roster trouble

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
The Chargers will have a few clear-cut objectives during their 2010 training camp. But the Bolts also will be looking to trim players who aren't up to snuff as they attempt to select the best 53 men for their ...

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Posted March 17, 2013
The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Kevin Burnett, continuing their offseason makeover of the defense. Burnett is the third linebacker signed by the Raiders in the past week. General manager Reggie McKenzie had earlier signed Kaluka Maiava from Cleveland and Nick Roach from Chicago.||||||| Burnett, whose brother Kaelin is also on Oakland's roster, spent the past two seasons with Miami and has started 59 games over eight years. He had a career-high 110 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks in 2012. Burnett, a second-round draft pick by Dallas in 2005, spent four seasons with Dallas and two in San Diego before signing with the Dolphins.
Posted Oct. 14, 2012
Burnett was active Sunday against St. Louis.||||||| He had been listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
Posted Sept. 20, 2012
Burnett is sidelined by a foot injury, raising doubts about his availability for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.||||||| Burnett was added to the injury report Thursday, when he did not practice. He missed much of training camp with a back injury but started the Dolphins' first two games.
Posted July 30, 2011
Veteran Kevin Burnett signed Saturday with the Miami Dolphins as a replacement for Channing Crowder at inside linebacker.||||||| Burnett, a second-round draft pick by Dallas in 2005, spent four seasons with the Cowboys as a reserve and the past two seasons with San Diego. He started seven games in 2009 and all 16 games last year, when he had 80 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions.
Posted Oct. 22, 2010
Burnett wasn't fined for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Rams QB Sam Bradford because the quarterback was scrambling outside the pocket and therefore considered a runner.||||||| There was no penalty on the play.

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