According to a report first on ESPN, and later corroborated by WEEI’s Christopher Price, the Patriots are considering a trade that would send a second-or-third-round draft pick to Oakland for Raiders LB Derrick Burgess. The acquisition of Burgess would finally help fill the void at outside linebacker created by the trade of Mike Vrabel. The two-time Pro Bowler is in the final year of his contract with Oakland. He is said to be unhappy with not being able to reach a new deal. Burgess, who will be 31 at the start of next season, had 16 sacks for the Raiders in 2005, but he’s been slowed by injuries in recent seasons.
interested in acquiring Oakland’s Burgess
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