Thursday, December 30, 2010

Eagles axe Derrick Burgess, bring in Bobby McCray

As one familiar face enters (Jeremy Clark), another leaves: the Eagles have released DE Derrick Burgess and announced the signing of DE Bobby McCray. Burgess spent just over two weeks with the Eagles, getting just a handful of snaps last week against the Vikings. Clearly, the Eagles have deemed that he doesn't bring enough to the table to be a contributor.

As for McCray, he is a former 7th round pick by the Jaguars who also played two seasons with the Saints before being cut at the beginning of the season. He has a ton of experience, having played in 93 games, and even had one 10 sack season back in 2006. I would expect him to get plenty of work in the Eagles defensive line rotation if they choose to sit their starters in the game against Dallas. McCray was one of the top pass-rushers for the Saints during their Super Bowl run last season.

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