Lofton, currently an unrestricted free agent, said Thursday he underwent offseason ankle and knee surgeries, Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports.
Despite an offseason filled with recovering from surgeries, Lofton is not ready to hang up his cleats as the 30-year-old hopes to sign with a team prior to training camp with the intention of playing throughout the 2016 season. He tallied 64 tackles and one sack in nine starts with the Raiders during his 2015 campaign, proving he can still add value to a linebacker corps.
Lofton was released by the Raiders on Friday.
Lofton signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Raiders last offseason, but is released just one year later Friday with a failed physical designation. In his lone season in Oakland, the veteran linebacker totaled 64 tackles and one sack in nine starts. Yet to miss a single game across his eight-year career, Lofton will now look to land somewhere prior to training camp.
The Raiders announced Wednesday night that they have signed linebacker Curtis Lofton.
Lofton was last with the Saints, where he spent the previous three seasons. A defensive captain for the past two years, Lofton totaled 145 tackles and a forced fumble in 2014. Prior to joining the Saints, Lofton played for the Falcons, which drafted him in the second round in 2008.
In his seven-year career, Lofton has combined for 885 tackles, 11 forced fumbles and three interceptions.
The Raiders have agreed to terms with nose tackle Dan Williams and linebacker Curtis Lofton on Wednesday, reports Michael C. Wright of ESPN. The move takes Oakland out of the Terrance Knighton sweepstakes.
Williams, 27, spent his first five years in the league with the Cardinals. He started nine of 16 games last season, registering 24 tackles and one sack.
Lofton, 28, has started all but one of his first 112 games in the NFL. His three-year run with the Saints ends with 271 tackles, three sacks and four forced fumbles in 48 games.
The Raiders are hosting nose tackle Dan Williams and linebacker Curtis Lofton on free-agent visits Tuesday, according to former NFL scout John Middlekauff.
Williams has drawn interest from the Redskins and Giants, while Lofton was released Monday after the Saints were unable to find a trade partner.
The Saints released linebacker Curtis Lofton after an unsuccessful attempt to trade him, according to Pro Football Talk.
Lofton was due to receive a $4.5 million roster bonus and would have cost the Saints $9.5 million against the salary cap in 2015.
The Saints are looking to trade linebacker Curtis Lofton, according to NFL.com National Insider Ian Rapoport.
Lofton hasn't missed a regular season game since entering the league in 2008. He had a team-high 144 total tackles in 2014.
The Saints played horribly on defense Sunday against Carolina, but don't blame middle linebacker Curtis Lofton. He contributed to a season-high and game-high 17 tackles, including one for a loss.
The Saints have ruled out inside linebacker Kyle Knox (hand) and running back Khiry Robinson (forearm) for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Wide receiver Robert Meachem (ankle) was the only player on New Orleans' injury report deemed questionable for the game.
Meanwhile, the following players were labeled as probable: Running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), running back Mark Ingram (shoulder), cornerback Keenan Lewis (knee), inside linebacker Curtis Lofton (ankle), tackle Zach Strief (chest) and running back Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder).
Saints running backs Mark Ingram (shoulder) and Travaris Cadet (hamstring) are active for Monday night's game against the Ravens after being listed as probable. Also suiting up are cornerback Keenan Lewis (knee), linebacker Curtis Lofton (ankle) and offensive tackle Zach Strief (chest).
The Saints enter a Week 12 showdown against the Ravens relatively healthy. According to the team's final injury report which was released on Saturday, Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Kyle Knox (hand) were the only players ruled out for the game. Robert Meachem (ankle) was deemed questionable.
Meanwhile, Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder), Travaris Cadet (hamstring), Curtis Lofton (ankle), Keenan Lewis (knee), Zach Strief (chest) and Mark Ingram (shoulder) were all ruled as probable for Monday.
The Saints have listed nine players on its final injury report for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder), Khiry Robinson (arm), Edwin Baker (concussion) were all labeled out. Robert Meachem (ankle), Curtis Lofton (ankle) and Keenan Lewis (knee) were deemed questionable.
Meanwhile, Mark Ingram (shoulder), David Hawthorne (hand) and Zach Strief (chest) were all ruled as probable for Week 11.
The Saints have released their final injury report prior to Week 5.
Jairus Byrd and Erik Lorig have been ruled out for the contest. The team also made eight players probable. Terron Armstead, Marcus Ball, Jonathan Goodwin, David Hawthorne, Curtis Lofton, Patrick Robinson, Benjamin Watson and Corey White should all play.
Three Saints who were on the injury report are active for Sunday night's game in Dallas: tight end Benjamin Watson (groin), linebacker Curtis Lofton (shoulder) and center Jonathan Goodwin (ankle).
The Saints have listed eight players on the final injury report leading up to Week 4 against Dallas. Safety Marcus Ball (hamstring), running back Mark Ingram (hand) and fullback Erik Lorig (ankle) have been officially ruled out for Sunday.
Center Jonathan Goodwin (ankle), linebacker David Hawthorne (ankle, knee), cornerback Patrick Robinson (hamstring) and tight end Benjamin Watson (groin) were all deemed questionable. Meanwhile, inside linebacker Curtis Lofton (shoulder) was the only player on the report labeled probable for Sunday.
Linebackers Curtis Lofton and Junior Galette teamed up to help shut down Minnesota on Sunday for the Saints.
Lofton led the way with eight tackles, including seven solos, and Galette added seven tackles. Both contributed two TFLs while the latter recorded two quarterback hits.
Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton is set to play Sunday against the visiting Vikings. He had been deemed probable with a shoulder injury.
Saints linebackers Curtis Lofton (shoulder) and Kyle Knox (ankle) were both able to practice Friday, and are considered probable for Week 3 against the Vikings. Both are expected to play Sunday.
Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton is ready to roll into the Week 2 battle against host Cleveland. He had been listed as probable with a shoulder issue, but has been cleared.
The Saints have listed three players as probable entering Week 2.
Wide receiver Kenny Stills, defensive back Keenan Lewis and linebacker Curtis Lofton should all go Week 2 against the Browns. All three players were able to get through full practice Friday.