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Derrick Burgess Trade Rumors: A Closer Look

If Mike Lombardi’s information is legitimate, the trade rumor of the Raiders offering to ship sack specialist Derrick Burgess to New England for offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and quarterback Kevin O’Connell sends a fairly strong message.

For starters, why would the Raiders be seeking depth at QB if they brought in Bruce Gradkowski as the No. 3 guy? Presuming they intend to see JaMarcus Russell much improved and have a healthy Jeff Garcia as backup, trading a premier pass rusher for a third string QB prospect seems unnecessary.

Trading for a solid offensive tackle prospect makes more sense, but as any good GM would intend to do, moves Al Davis has already made in the offseason (with Tom Cable's input) should have shored up the line. You can never have ...

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