We now know why Derrick Burgess didn’t show up to Patriots camp: He’s not sure if he wants to play football anymore.
Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com reports that Burgess told associates on Wednesday that he was leaning toward retirement.
However, Burgess hasn’t made up his mind yet and might still decide he wants to play. As Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com pointed out when he first broke the story of Burgess’s absence, plenty of veterans are in the mood to retire in late July, only to decide to play after their teammates are done sweating through two-a-days.
But for now, the 31-year-old Burgess is thinking about calling it quits.