A source tells Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com that the Philadelphia Eagles have brought Derrick Burgess back into the fold to replace rookie Brandon Graham, who was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL.
Burgess was originally a third-round pick of the Eagles back in 2001, but was rarely healthy enough to contribute. He started to play well at the end of the 2004 Super Bowl run, but the Eagles didn’t bring him back because the Raiders gave him a ton of money.
He was exceptional at the start of his Raiders career and has since bounced around with the New England Patriots. However, the 32-year old hasn’t played a down all year. He was once a very, very good pass rusher, so we’ll see if he has anything left.