By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 1:46 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Former Cleveland Browns linebacker Kaluka Maiava is scheduled to visit the Raiders at some point this week, according to an NFL Network Tweet.
Maiava started 13 games for the Browns last season, registering 53 tackles and three sacks. He has started 22 of the 50 games he played in during his four-year NFL career, all with the Browns.
Maiava, 6-foot and 229 pounds, played his collegiate ball at USC. The Raiders are thin at linebacker, with the expected release of Rolando McClain and the face Philip Wheeler and Omar Gaither are unrestricted free agents.
Given the Raiders are only $8.5 million under the salary cap right now, mid-level players such as Maiava are the kind of players general manager Reggie McKenzie figures to target, for the most part, in free agency.
In other news, the Raiders opted against tendering a one-year contract to cornerback Phillip Adams. He was Oakland’s lone restricted free agent.