ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Philadelphia Eagles will sign defensive end/linebacker Derrick Burgess on Tuesday.
Burgess appeared in 16 games for the Patriots in 2009, totaling 35 tackles, including 5 quarterback sacks. Re-signed to a one-year deal with the Patriots on May 27, Burgess opened training camp on the “Reserve/Did Not Report” as he was contemplating retirement.
Reinstated in mid-August, Burgess was released at the end of training camp.
A third-round pick (63rd overall) out of Mississippi by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2001, Burgess has 262 tackles and 52 quarterback sacks during his nine-year career. Burgess missed all but one game in 2002 with a broken foot, and the entire 2003 season after rupturing his Achilles’ tendon.
Burgess replaces first-round defensive end Brandon Graham, who will be placed on injured reserve.