Eagles sign Derrick Burgess

Updated: December 14, 2010, 8:41 PM ET
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To help replace injured first-round pick Brandon Graham, the Eagles signed former New England Patriots linebacker Derrick Burgess to a two-year deal on Tuesday.

Graham, a defensive end, was placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season after tearing a knee ligament.

The 32-year-old Burgess, who was cut by the Patriots before the season, was utilized by New England primarily as a defensive end in 2009, when he played 57 percent of the team's snaps and totaled ...

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