Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Eagles bring back Derrick Burgess

Well, it's not quite the impact the Phillies made yesterday, but the Eagles have brought back a former Philly athlete of their own: LB/DE Derrick Burgess. Burgess, who last played for the Eagles in 2004, has been signed by the Birds to replace Brandon Graham, who has been placed on IR after tearing his ACL.

After being drafted by the Eagles, Burgess put together a few decent seasons before bolting for the Raiders, where he picked up 38.5 sacks in 4 seasons, and then moved on to the Patriots last season. Burgess is still a pass-rushing specialist, so he is a nice replacement for Graham, but don't count on too much playing time or production from the 32 year old veteran whose best days are behind him.

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