Online NFL betting has the New England Patriots signing Derrick Burgess from the Oakland Raiders.
The Patriots have been looking for someone to replace Mike Vrabel at outside linebacker after he went to Kansas City in the off-season. Football betting tells us that the Patriots are hoping that Burgess can regain his Pro Bowl form and make an impact this season.
Online NFL betting had the Patriots picking up another former Oakland Raiders player who was unhappy. It worked with Randy Moss and perhaps it can work with Burgess. He is in the final year of his contract and could help the Raiders as online NFL betting stats indicate. He is an eight-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowler as online NFL betting tells us. Online NFL betting stats show that he has 47 career sacks. In 2005 he led the NFL in sacks as he set a Raiders record with 16 as football betting numbers indicated.
Online NFL betting had the Patriots giving up 2010 third-round and fourth-round picks to get Burgess. The Patriots already had three second round picks next year as online NFL betting had it, so it is not a big price to pay. Online betting shows that the Patriots were simply not pleased with the players that were supposed to step in and challenge for Vrabel’s spot. Pierre Woods, Shawn Crable, Tully Banta-Cain and Rob Ninkovich have not been impressive.
Burgess has been injured at times during the past couple of years. He missed two games in 2007 and six last year as online NFL betting stats indicate. He had 39 tackles and eight sacks in 2007 while he had 24 tackles and 3.5 sacks a year ago as online betting stats have it. Burgess could get back to having great numbers for New England in 2009 as online NFL betting has it. Burgess simply became sick of the losing in Oakland and wanted out.
New England is the football betting favorite this year to win Super Bowl XLIV at the online sportsbook. They are listed at 4-1 in online NFL betting odds. The addition of Burgess can only help them in terms of football betting. The spotlight will be on Tom Brady and the offense but defense is oftentimes what wins games in online NFL betting at the online sportsbook and Burgess could be a big part of that defense for the Patriots this season.