Derrick Burgess should replace Douglas Premium Story

Derrick Burgess lends a hand in the community
Derrick Burgess lends a hand in the community
By Andrew Abramson

(AP Photo/H. Rumph, Jr.)
Date: Jun 29, 2003

Since his acquisition five years ago, Hugh Douglas made quite a reputation for himself as an aggressive pass rusher for the Philadelphia Eagles, and his departure via free agency has left a void in the Eagles defensive line. ND. Kalu, Jamaal Green and first round draft choice Jerome McDougle all will compete for the starting role, but the best man suited for the job is Derrick Burgess. He has experience and is a near clone of Douglas's playing style.

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