Miles Burris healthy, competing for starting spot on Raiders defense

Raiders linebacker Miles Burris is finally healthy after overcoming a knee injury that seemed to plague him since 2012.

“There’s nothing like playing the game of football and playing the game of football healthy,” he said. “You’re always going to be nicked up but I’m feeling great and enjoying playing the game.”

Burris has been working with the first-team defense and is competing for a starting spot and weak-side linebacker.

“He’s got two years in the system, so I think he’s comfortable and he’s continued to work extremely hard to get better as a football player,” Allen said. “I think any time you have players that have athletic ability, have football instincts, and they work as hard as he does, they find a way to get on the field and they find a way to make a play. That’s what we’re looking for. We’re looking for guys that love football, that want to work, guys that are going to put the team first. If you do that, then you’ll find a way to get on the field.”