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Derrick Burgess considering retirement

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 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 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.

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18 Responses to “Derrick Burgess considering retirement”
  1. robert ethen says: Jul 29, 2010 1:42 PM

    He won’t be sure if he wants to play another year until the third exhibition game of the season.

  2. bigrig says: Jul 29, 2010 1:44 PM

    I can’t think of any other player who would be undecided about playing just to get out of training camp.

  3. JSpicoli says: Jul 29, 2010 1:44 PM

    Where’s the part about how this was a bad trade for the Patriots? Or how they overpaid him for low production?

  4. sabotslugs43 says: Jul 29, 2010 1:46 PM

    Hi, my name is Adalius Thomas. I can play outside linebacker and I promise I wont be a malcontent.
    Hope you are thinking of me,
    Adalius Thomas

  5. Slow Joe says: Jul 29, 2010 1:50 PM

    It’s called the Favre Effect.

  6. Bill In DC says: Jul 29, 2010 1:51 PM

    I’m sorry, but only his majesty Favre can do things like this.

  7. Matt Walsh says: Jul 29, 2010 2:02 PM

    Belichick is a dick and a compete phony without cameras. I never wanted to be here in the first place.
    Derrick Burgess

  8. benh999 says: Jul 29, 2010 2:09 PM

    his arm got busted from holding a video camera

  9. Blackbeard says: Jul 29, 2010 2:11 PM

    I am not sure why…he has been training with Albert Haynesworth…LOL

  10. ampats says: Jul 29, 2010 2:18 PM

    JSpicoli and the rest of the cross dressing Star Trek/WWE wannabes,
    I realize that the Pats traded a 3&5 for Burgess and his 5 sacks last year, unlike the Raiders that traded away their first round pick (top 10) in the 2011 draft and paid franchise tag $$$ for Richard Seymour and his four sacks
    If only the Patriots were run as a successful franchise as the Raiders and could draft players like Jamarcus Russell and DHB.
    Save your comments for your dysfunctional franchise and mentally challenged fanbase.

  11. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Jul 29, 2010 2:22 PM

    he’s a bust

  12. DA-BILLS says: Jul 29, 2010 2:27 PM

    Brett Favre started this whole BS about faking a retirement because your too lazy to go to camp. I JUST LOVE these reports. Lets not forget about aaron schobel either….what a joke

  13. Unbreakable02215 says: Jul 29, 2010 2:33 PM

    I thought Burgess retired 2 years ago ?
    [Insert Laugh Track Here].

  14. clemenza says: Jul 29, 2010 2:36 PM

    he will play at least one more year

  15. grant44 says: Jul 29, 2010 2:51 PM

    Maybe Burgess thought he would be treated like a rookie by Belicheat.
    Or maybe he just wants to join other ex-Patriots talking heads R.Harrison & Bruschi on the NFL shows.

  16. fragmentb says: Jul 29, 2010 3:05 PM

    Did you watch him play? He retired last year on the field!

  17. patpatriotagain says: Jul 29, 2010 3:08 PM

    “belicheat” HAHAHAHAHA! that’s SOOO FUNNY!

  18. Rick says: Jul 29, 2010 4:03 PM

    cut him.

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