Sunday, December 28, 2014

Derrick Burgess, Rod Hood updates

During last month's NFL draft, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that the Raiders were shopping ex-Eagles defensive end Derrick Burgess.

Derrick Burgess, Rod Hood updates

During last month's NFL draft, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that the Raiders were shopping ex-Eagles defensive end Derrick Burgess.

According to Mort, Philadelphia and New England were two possible destinations for Burgess.

This week, reports have surfaced that the Patriots are considering sending a second- or third-round pick to the Raiders for him.

And David White of the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Burgess did not show up to Raiders' OTAs.

Sidenote: White's name may sound familiar from when he broke the Brian Dawkins to the Broncos story. White called MTC that hectic Friday night when free agency started to make sure Eagles fans were clear on what he was reporting, and to also make sure they were not flying to San Fran to inflict bodily harm upon him.

Burgess had four sacks last season and eight in 2007. According to the Boston Globe, the Patriots would use him as an outside linebacker in their 3-4 scheme. Burgess will turn 31 before the 2009 season and has missed eight games over the past two seasons.

Meanwhile, Pro Football Talk reports that ex-Eagles cornerback Rod Hood has received a contract offer from the Rams, where he could reunite with Steve Spagnuolo. Per the report, the Lions and Browns are also in the mix for Hood's services, and he'll visit the Bears next.

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