The Eagles signed defensive end Derrick Burgess to a two-year contract on Wednesday, the team confirmed.
The one-time Eagle will replace rookie end Brandon Graham, who will be placed on injured reserve after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on Sunday.
The 32-year-old Burgess last played for the Patriots and was cut before the season. He was drafted by the Eagles in the third round of the 2001 draft and recorded six sacks as a rookie. He broke his leg in the first game of the 2002 season, however, and missed all of 2003 with a torn ACL.
He came back in 2004 and was great in the postseason, sacking current Eagles quarterback Michael Vick twice in the NFC championship and notching the only sack for the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX.