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Eskin: Eagles May Go After DE Burgess

On NBC10's Sports Final on Sunday night, Howard Eskin talked about the players that the Eagles could still add in free agency.

Eskin mentioned Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards, but of course, a deal would have to be worked out with the Vikings. Edwards is a restricted free agent slapped with a first-round tender. The Eagles could work out a separate deal with the Vikings for less than a first.

But Eskin threw out another possibility: former Eagle Derrick Burgess.

Eskin said there's "a chance there."

A third-round pick in 2001, Burgess left the Eagles after the 2004 season when he signed a big-money deal with the Oakland Raiders. Burgess led the league with a career-high 16.0 sacks in 2005. He added another 11.0 in 2006. Burgess earned Pro Bowl honors in each of those two seasons.

The Eagles were reportedly involved in trade talks last year for Burgess, who was unhappy with his contract and holding out. New England gave Oakland a third- and a fifth-round pick in this year's draft for Burgess. As a situational pass-rusher, Burgess had 5.0 sacks for the Patriots last season.

The 6-2, 266-pound Burgess started at right defensive end when he was last with the Eagles during their run to the Super Bowl in 2004.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:31 a.m., March 15

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