Patriots Acquire DE Burgess from Raiders

In not so shocking news, (We reported this in May) the Patriots acquired DE/LB Derrick Burgess from the Oakland Raiders for two undisclosed draft picks. Adam Schefter is reporting that the deal is for a 3rd and a 4th round pick. However, if the Patriots acquire a 5th round pick before the 2010 Draft, that will be substituted for the 4th round pick.

Burgess, weighing in at 260 pounds, seems to be a good fit for the spot vacated by Mike Vrabel. Burgess should compete with Shawn Crable and Tully Banta-Cain for the starting job, although if the Patriots were willing to give up two good draft picks, they must think he can start right away.

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3 Responses to “Patriots Acquire DE Burgess from Raiders”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Al Davis! w00t!

  2. Chris says:

    I am bummed the Eagles didn’t get him back. He played well for them before he went to Oakland. Treat him well NE!

  3. Anonymous says:

    By Trading for Derrick Burgess, the patriots have just won the superbowl. fml

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