According to Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com, Burress has hinted he’d like to play in Oakland, and Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he wouldn’t rule out bringing Burress in.
“We’re going to look at any options that are out there that we think can make us better. Whether or not we make any moves or not, that’s to be determined. But we’re not going to rule anything out,” Allen said.
That’s not exactly a ringing endorsement of signing Burress, but not being ruled out is about as good as it’s gotten for Burress this offseason. And it’s possible that the Raiders, who have a young and relatively unproven receiving corps, could be interested in adding a veteran to the mix.
But if the Raiders had real interest, why wouldn’t they have signed Burress by now? At the moment, it appears that the talk of Burress in Oakland is just talk.