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With Graham on IR, Eagles bring back DE Burgess

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Derrick Burgess is returning to Philadelphia.

The Eagles announced Tuesday that they have signed the veteran defensive end, originally drafted by Philadelphia in 2001.

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Burgess will help replace the loss of rookie defensive end Brandon Graham, who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a knee injury.

Graham, the 13th overall pick in April's NFL Draft, tore his anterior cruciate ligament during Sunday night's 30-27 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Graham recorded three sacks and started six games prior to his injury.

Burgess, a 10-year veteran, was cut by the New England Patriots in the preseason after starting six games and recording 5 sacks in 2009.

A 10-year veteran, Burgess has started 73 games for the Eagles, Raiders and Patriots and recorded 52 career sacks.

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