Tag:Derrick Burgess
Posted on: December 14, 2010 2:26 pm

Tuesday's key injury news and transactions

Posted by Andy Benoit

We’ll pass along some injury news from a few teams that are essentially out of the playoff picture:

**Titans center Eugene Amano has been placed on IR due to ongoing neck stingers. Amano, who signed a long-term contract in the offseason and had been up and down after moving from guard to center, will be replaced by Fernando Velasco, a 25-year-old former practice squad player.

**The Dolphins put right tackle Vernon Carey on IR. Carey had been battling a knee. This move opened up a roster spot for wide receiver Kevin Curtis. It is believed that untested Lydon Murtha will get a crack at replacing Carey.

**The Bills will likely be without receiver Lee Evans the rest of the way. The seventh-year pro is expected to miss action for the first time in his career with an ankle injury. Evans is facing at least two weeks.

**And, in one final tidbit that involves a team still very much IN the playoff race, the Eagles will replace injured defensive end Brandon Graham with veteran Derrick Burgess. Burgess was a phenomenal backside run-defender and pass-rusher during his first stint with the Eagles, though he recently flamed out as a Patriot.

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Posted on: July 31, 2010 4:09 pm

Quick Hit news items from the weekend

--It looks like Dwayne Jarrett will be the No. 2 receiver in Carolina this year .

--Trent Edwards opened training camp as the No. 1 quarterback in Buffalo.

--Pisa Tinoisamoa is battling Nick Roach for a starting strongside linebacker job in Chicago (both would be better on the weak side, but that’s neither here nor there.)

--Sidney Rice’s bum hip has landed him on PUP for now .

--Giants safety Kenny Phillips is also on PUP . Phillips is trying to come back from microfracture surgery that wiped out virtually all of his ’09 season.

--David Tyree and Ike Hilliard both signed contracts with the Giants so that they could retire as members of Big Blue.

--Chester Pitts finally found a home. The longtime Texan and his surgically-repaired knee signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks. Seattle runs a zone-blocking scheme that is very similar to the one Pitts worked in under Gary Kubiak in Houston.

--Derrick Burgess has upset the Patriots by not showing up for training camp. He is leaning towards retirement.

-- Andy Benoit

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