HENDERSON, Nev. – The Las Vegas Raiders have signed sixth-round draft pick LB Amari Burney, the club announced Thursday.
Burney, a 6-foot-2, 228-pound linebacker out of Florida, was selected with 203rd overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. A five-year player at Florida, Burney played in 58 career games with 22 starts and recorded 223 tackles (121 solo), 15 tackles for loss, 12 passes defensed, four interceptions, seven sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
In 2022, Burney registered career highs with 79 tackles, nine tackles for loss, four sacks and two interceptions. He was the only player in the SEC in 2022 with two interceptions and four sacks.
A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., Burney played his final season at Calvary Christian High School after transferring from Clearwater Central Catholic. He played both safety and wide receiver, recording 182 career tackles, three interceptions, 23 passes defensed, two sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and three defensive touchdowns. Offensively, he compiled 992 receiving yards on 54 catches with 12 touchdowns.