“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, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2012. He had one year remaining on his four-year, $2.401 million rookie contract and would have made $1.542 million for the 2015 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Burris will free up $1,542,000 in available cap space while creating $75,146 in dead money.
In 2014, Burris appeared in all 16 games for the Raiders and recorded 110 tackles and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the worst qualifying inside linebacker in the league by a wide margin.