The link to the Raiders was obvious from the moment the Bengals moved on. Oakland currently owns a glaring need at linebacker. The presence of Guenther could make the Raiders comfortable adding a combustible player like Burfict to the unit. The linebacker was at his best under Guenther's guidance in Cincinnati.
Burfict's play and effort waned last season in Cincy, and he hasn't played more than 11 games in a season since 2013 because of suspensions and injuries.
Adding a player like Burfict could make some sense for the linebacker-needy Raiders. It would also provide an interesting reminder that circumstance can change all opinions. Current Oakland general manager Mike Mayock once called Burfict undraftable while working as an analyst for NFL Network.