Eagles to sign Derrick Burgess

Derrick Burgess is returning to the organization that drafted him nine years ago.

With rookie Brandon Graham out for the season, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Derrick Burgess will sign with the team.  Burgess, much like Adalius Thomas, hasn’t found a job since the Patriots cut him.

Burgess spent his first four seasons in Philly before experiencing far more success with the Raiders.

20 responses to “Eagles to sign Derrick Burgess

  1. The Pats cut him because he didn’t want to play. I wonder what has changed? Thought he decided to retire.

  2. He wasn’t very productive as an Eagle the first 4 years of his career. Had some success in Raider nation and was cut by the Patriots. At least he should be well rested. GO BIRDS!!!

  3. Just a stopgap!
    Only need him to perform spot duty behind Jaqua Parker for, at least, 3 games….possibly 6!

  4. Adalius Thomas hasn’t found a job because he sucks. Burgess wasn’t going to make anyone in New England forget Willie McGinest. But he may have made the team if didn’t retire.

  5. rickah8888 says:
    Dec 14, 2010 2:32 PM

    Just a stopgap!
    Only need him to perform spot duty behind Jaqua Parker for, at least, 3 games….possibly 6!
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    Exactly. They’re not expecting him to set the world on fire, just provide a little depth on a team that sorely lacks it.

  6. If the Pats cut you, then that must mean you lost a step. Right Richard Seymour? Uh wait….

    Seymour was traded. The Pats get Oakland’s first round pick this year.

  7. Im not expecting any big performances from Burgess, but I hope he can play his role as a backup and give Juqua a breather every now and then. Philly also has rookie DE Daniel Te’o-Nesheim. Im sure he’ll be getting more reps than Burgess. And of course Burgess didnt do well in N.E. He’s a 4-3 DE, not a 3-4 OLB. He had a little bit of success in Philly, especially in the ’04 playoffs. He had a great game against Vick in the ’04 conference championship.

  8. His best game for the Birds, ironically, was in the ’04 Championship Game in which we shut down Vick.

  9. There is a monumental difference between cutting a player and trading him for a first round draft pick. I think the Patriots still got the deal of a century. They weren’t going to be able to resign him.

  10. The Eagles just did it because they didn’t want to let the Phillies have all the spotlight today.

  11. “Burgess spent his first four seasons in Philly before experiencing far more success with the Raiders”

    …..and then bombed out in NE, after the Pats gave Oakland a 3rd & a 4th round draft choice for him.

  12. Experiencing far more success? I guess if you consider malingering and constantly being injured to the point you can’t play successful, then yes, I’d have to agree with you… So to go back to the point of the Seymour thing… Essentially, the Raiders got Seymour and a 3rd and 4th for a Burgess and 1…. I think both sides did okay… except Burgess never was a factor for the Pats before the cut him…. But we do thank you for King Richard’s services…..

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