Fantasy Football News & Views

Search for order by

BAL  BUF  CIN  CLE  DEN  HOU  IND  JAX  KC  LAC  MIA  NE  NYJ  OAK  PIT  TEN  
ARI  ATL  CAR  CHI  DAL  DET  GB  LAR  MIN  NO  NYG  PHI  SEA  SF  TB  WAS  

QB   RB   WR   TE   PK   |    All Non-IDP    |    DT   DE   DL   ILB   OLB   LB   CB   S   DB     |      Footballguys View     |     All the news     |     FBG News Blogger Archive


Got Scoop? Click Here to send us your breaking news!
RSS Feed:             News Items Powered By:USA Today - Fantasy Score

  Eagles | Derrick Burgess released    Thu Dec 30, 12:30 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have released DE Derrick Burgess, according to Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Eagles | Week 15 Inactives    Sun Dec 19, 12:18 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have declared OT Austin Howard, CB Brandon Hughes, DL Derrick Burgess, TE Garrett Mills, LB Keenan Clayton, LB Stewart Bradley, OT Winston Justice inactive for Week 15.

Derrick Burgess player page
Garrett Mills player page
Stewart Bradley player page
Brandon Hughes player page
Keenan Clayton player page


  Eagles | Derrick Burgess signed    Tue Dec 14, 03:34 PM

Updating a previous report, the Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have signed free-agent DE Derrick Burgess (Patriots) to a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Eagles | Will sign Derrick Burgess    Tue Dec 14, 02:17 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles will sign free-agent LB Derrick Burgess (Patriots), according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Footballguys view: Burgess returns to Philadelphia because of the season ending injury to rookie Brandon Graham.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Derrick Burgess, nine others released    Sat Sep 4, 07:19 PM

The New England Patriots have released WR Sam Aiken, S Sergio Brown, LB Derrick Burgess, OL George Bussey, WR Buddy Farnham, OL Ted Larsen, OL Richard Ohrnberger, WR Rod Owens, OL Thomas Welch and CB DeAngelo Willingham, reports Patriots.com.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page
Sam Aiken player page
DeAngelo Willingham player page
Rod Owens player page


  Patriots | Derrick Burgess to be cut    Sat Sep 4, 05:12 PM

The New England Patriots will release LB Derrick Burgess, reports Adam Schefter, of ESPN.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Derrick Burgess start in preseason game    Fri Aug 20, 03:50 PM

New England Patriots DE Derrick Burgess started at outside linebacker in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 19, reports Monique Walker, of The Boston Globe.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Derrick Burgess returns    Sun Aug 15, 11:59 AM

New England Patriots DE Derrick Burgess returned to practice for the first time during training camp Sunday, Aug. 15, reports Christopher Price, of WEEI.com.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Derrick Burgess reinstated to active roster    Fri Aug 13, 07:57 PM

New England Patriots DL Derrick Burgess was reinstated to the active roster, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | No update on Derrick Burgess    Thu Aug 5, 03:11 PM

New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio said he does not have an update on DE Derrick Burgess, who did not report to training because he is reportedly considering retirement, reports Monique Walker, of The Boston Globe.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Six sit out Sunday    Sun Aug 1, 05:58 PM

New England Patriots DL Ty Warren, OL Nick Kaczur, OG Logan Mankins, WR Matt Slater, LB Thomas Williams and LB Derrick Burgess sat out the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 1, reports Christopher Price, of WEEI.com.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page
Ty Warren player page
Thomas Williams player page
Matt Slater player page


  Patriots | Derrick Burgess says he is retiring    Sat Jul 31, 06:04 PM

New England Patriots LB Derrick Burgess, who has yet to report to training camp, is telling people that he is retiring, reports Jason LaCanfora, of The NFL Network. He has yet to file his paperwork with the league.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Derrick Burgess considering retirement    Thu Jul 29, 01:36 PM

New England Patriots DE Derrick Burgess is considering retirement, sources told ESPN's Len Pasquarelli. Burgess did not report for the start of training camp.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Derrick Burgess not present     Thu Jul 29, 12:39 PM

New England Patriots DE Derrick Burgess was not present for the start of training camp Thursday, July 29, a source told ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Derrick Burgess agrees to terms    Fri May 14, 12:07 PM

The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent DE Derrick Burgess (Patriots) on a one-year deal, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Could re-sign Derrick Burgess    Mon Apr 26, 03:40 PM

The New England Patriots could look to re-sign unrestricted free-agent DE Derrick Burgess, according to the Boston Globe's Albert Breer.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Have remained in contact with Burgess    Sat Mar 27, 07:15 PM

Albert Breer, of the Boston Globe, reports the New England Patriots have remained in contact with unrestricted free-agent DE Derrick Burgess (Patriots) during the offseason and are open to re-signing Burgess.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Belichick praises Burgess    Fri Jan 8, 02:44 PM

Ron Borges, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he has been impressed with DE Derrick Burgess' play this season. 'Derrick really plays consistently on everything and he's done an excellent job in the running game for us, probably as good as we've had as a run player and a pass rusher,' Belichick said.

Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Four sent home for being late    Thu Dec 10, 01:09 AM

Updating a previous item, Shalise Manza Young, of the Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss, DE Derrick Burgess, LB Adalius Thomas and LB Gary Guyton were sent home Wednesday, Dec. 9, for being late for a morning meeting. The players were apparently delayed by weather conditions, and all four were told to go home. None of the players were allowed to participate in team meetings or practice Wednesday.

Footballguys view: Head coach Bill Belichick is making a statement here. Had the Patriots not lost the last 2 games then perhaps he would have reacted differently.

Link to story
Adalius Thomas player page
Randy Moss player page
Derrick Burgess player page
Gary Guyton player page


  Patriots | Four sit out practice Wednesday    Wed Dec 9, 08:05 PM

Adam Kilgore, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots LB Derrick Burgess, LB Gary Guyton, WR Randy Moss and LB Adalius Thomas sat out the team's practice Wednesday, Dec. 9, for non-injury related reasons.

Footballguys view: Apparently they were late to an 8 am meeting and asked to sit out.

Link to story
Adalius Thomas player page
Randy Moss player page
Derrick Burgess player page
Gary Guyton player page


  Patriots | Burgess only playing DE so far    Thu Aug 27, 07:57 PM

Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports that Patriots new acquisition Derrick Burgess has only played 4-3 DE in an "all-rush, all-the-time role", and not 3-4 OLB as some had expected.

Footballguys view: The emergence of players such as rookie Myron Pryor up front have allowed the Patriots to mix in more 4-3 looks, and it seems that they like Burgess rush skills best lined up in that scheme.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Belichick discusses Burgess addition    Fri Aug 7, 06:56 PM

Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick did not say where DE Derrick Burgess will be used but said he is productive player with versatility. 'I think he can rush the passer. He's had a lot of production. He's primarily rushed off the left side. Normally you see more pass-rush production off the right side but he has been able to produce quite a bit from the left side. Those are some of the things that are unique to him. I'm not saying that's exactly what is going to happen with us. I don't know. We'll have to wait and see how all that turns out,' Belichick said.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Raiders | More on Burgess trade    Fri Aug 7, 02:04 PM

Updating a previous report, Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports, as of now, the Oakland Raiders have received a third-round and fourth-round draft pick in 2010 from the New England Patriots for DE Derrick Burgess. However, if the Patriots are able to acquire a 2010 fifth-round draft choice, then that choice would go to the Raiders and the Patriots would get to keep their fourth-round pick.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Raiders | Burgess trade update    Thu Aug 6, 06:25 PM

Updating a previous report, The National Football Post reports the Oakland Raiders have acquired a third-round draft choice in 2010 and a fifth-round draft choice in 2011 from the New England Patriots for DE Derrick Burgess.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Burgess acquired    Thu Aug 6, 05:55 PM

Patriots.com reports the New England Patriots have acquired DE Derrick Burgess from the Oakland Raiders for undisclosed draft considerations. Update: the report is that New England gave their 2010 third and fourth round picks, unless they can acquire a fifth-round pick, then the Raiders will get that pick instead of the fourth.

Footballguys view: Burgess was unhappy in Oakland and had been staying away from training camp in order to force a trade. The Raiders signed Greg Ellis this offseason and were able to come to an agreement with the Patriots on a deal for Burgess. The deal shows the value of an aging pass rush specialist is still substanial - underscoring exactly how important pass rush is in the NFL.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Raiders | Burgess hold out hits seven days    Tue Aug 4, 08:20 PM

The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders DE Derrick Burgess remained absent from the team Tuesday, Aug. 4, marking his seventh day of holding out.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Raiders | Looking for mid-round picks for Burgess    Sun Aug 2, 04:47 PM

Adam Schefter, from ESPN, reports the Raiders are looking for third- and fourth-round picks in return for disgruntled defensive end Derrick Burgess.

Footballguys view: If Burgess is dealt, it will mean an expanded role for second-year pro Trevor Scott who should start opposite Greg Ellis.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Raiders | Burgess a no-show    Wed Jul 29, 03:33 PM

David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports Oakland Raiders DE Derrick Burgess did not report to training camp Wednesday, July 29. Head coach Tom Cable is not happy that Burgess is holding out.

Derrick Burgess player page


  Raiders | Burgess likely to see less playing time    Fri Jun 19, 05:09 PM

Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders DE Derrick Burgess likely will see less playing time this season because of the addition of DE Greg Ellis.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Raiders | Cable says Ellis' acquisition does not affect Burgess    Wed Jun 17, 04:20 PM

Updating a previous report, Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said the team's acquisition of DE Greg Ellis is not related to DE Derrick Burgess' fate with the team.

Link to story
Greg Ellis player page
Derrick Burgess player page


  Raiders | Burgess on the market?    Wed Jun 17, 09:42 AM

The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable has acknowledged the team might trade DE Derrick Burgess, who is unhappy with his contract, if the Raiders receive adequate compensation.

Footballguys view: Burgess heads into the final year of a deal that pays him a $2 million base salary this season. The Raiders have shown no interest so far in renegotiating or extending the contract.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Raiders | Richardson, Burgess absent from OTA Wednesday    Wed Jun 3, 03:51 PM

David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports Oakland Raiders DE Jay Richardson and DE Derrick Burgess were not present during the Raiders' organized team activity Wednesday, June 3.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page
Jay Richardson player page


  Patriots | Salary cap may prevent a trade for Burgess    Sun May 24, 08:08 PM

The Pats have little salary-cap space, and they still have a host of rookies to sign and numerous big-ticket players slated for free agency following the season. The one definitive conclusion to be drawn from this scenario is that the team isn't oozing confidence in its current OLB corps' ability to bring pass-rushing heat off the edge.

Footballguys view: New England isn't worried about sending a draft pick to the Raiders for Burgess (they collect 2nd round picks each year). The real concern is whether or not they could sign Burgess to a long term deal after acquiring him in a trade. We'll see if they can find a way to get this done.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Raiders | Cable said Burgess trade rumors old    Thu May 21, 03:26 PM

David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said the Raiders talked to the New England Patriots about DE Derrick Burgess before the draft but does not know why the rumor has resurfaced. 'It just so happens there was some talk with them during the draft. Why it's come up again, I have no idea. Each day, we get calls from someone. Obviously, we do the same with others. That's how the NFL works,' Cable said.

Derrick Burgess player page


  Raiders | Cables expects Burgess will start season with team    Wed May 20, 03:41 PM

Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said he expects DE Derrick Burgess to be on the roster to start the season.

Footballguys view: Coach speak 101 here. Where there's smoke there's fire, and Burgess to the Patriots does make a lot of sense. Only time will tell if he's dealt or not.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | More on Burgess trade possibility    Tue May 19, 03:23 PM

Updating a previous report, Christopher L. Gasper, of the Boston Globe, reports the New England Patriots may be willing to give up a 2010 second-round or third-round draft choice in exchange for Oakland Raiders DE Derrick Burgess.

Footballguys view: This is why Bill Belichick collects 2nd round draft picks like Homer Simpson collects beer cans. The Patriots have a recent history of getting the most out of veteran players and could make Burgess an even bigger impact player. New England missed out in the Jason Taylor sweepstakes and now are setting their sights on Burgess.

Link to story
Derrick Burgess player page


  Patriots | Interested in Burgess?    Tue May 19, 10:00 AM

John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the New England Patriots have shown interest in Oakland Raiders DE Derrick Burgess. Burgess might be available from the Raiders if the trade price is right. If the Patriots could land Burgess, they might be able to convert him to a pass-rushing linebacker.

Derrick Burgess player page


  Raiders | Eight miss practice Sunday    Sun May 10, 11:47 PM

Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers reports Oakland Raiders TE Zach Miller (hernia), DT Gerard Warren (pectoral), DE Derrick Burgess (illness), FB Oren O'Neal (knee), WR Javon Walker (knee), WR Arman Shields (knee), OG Robert Gallery (calf) and OG Paul McQuistan (knee) all sat out the team's practice Sunday, May 10.

Gerard Warren player page
Javon Walker player page
Derrick Burgess player page
Zach Miller player page
Arman Shields player page


  Raiders | Several on the sidelines Saturday    Sun May 10, 01:52 AM

Steve Corkran, of The Contra Costa-Times, reports Oakland Raiders DE Derrick Burgess (flu), WR Arman Shields (knee) and FB Oren O'Neal (knee) missed practice for the second straight day Saturday, May 9.

Derrick Burgess player page
Arman Shields player page


  Raiders | Burgess, Brown miss morning practice Saturday    Sat May 9, 05:46 PM

Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders DE Derrick Burgess (undisclosed) and LB Ricky Brown (hernia) did not participate in morning practice Saturday, May 9.

Derrick Burgess player page
Ricky Brown player page


  Raiders | Several miss workouts Friday    Fri May 8, 04:39 PM

Jerry McDonald, of InsideBayArea.com, reports Oakland Raiders DE Derrick Burgess (undisclosed), FB Oren O'Neal (undisclosed), WR Arman Shields (undisclosed) and C Samson Satele (undisclosed) did not take part in minicamp workouts Friday, May 8.

Derrick Burgess player page
Arman Shields player page