November 18, 2017

Who in the hell is Prescott Burgess?

by Scott Benson, Patriots Daily Staff
September 22, 2009

Let’s face it – after last Sunday, we’re looking for a lift anywhere we can get it.

And so we begin another quixotic journey across the Internet, this time in search of something on LB Prescott Burgess, who was acquired from the Ravens today in exchange for a reported 7th round pick.

Here’s the Baltimore Sun’s Jamison Hensley with a theory on how the trade may have come about.

It’s interesting that the Sun’s previous blog entry was one lauding Burgess’s special teams play last Sunday.

As you can see, Ravens fans are devastated by the news.

Joe Platania of may be.

Earlier this month, the Sun’s Edward Lee feted Burgess for making the Ravens’ 53, even though another post had him being shopped around as the teams whittled down their final rosters.

Dan Kolko of NASN says Burgess played his way on to the team.

Sadly, the cold blooded Ravens have already taken down his bio page, so we’re stuck with an almost-as-sparse player page. Ten games in three seasons as a pro, and he hasn’t cracked double figures in tackles. Probably isn’t going to jump right into the starting eleven then.

Though to be fair, there isn’t a whole lot of information to go on. Prescott Burgess, man of mystery. His own web site is tight lipped. They could at least change it to “going soon”.

Updated (7:27 PM):  The always reliable Mike Reiss has reasoned the hell out of another story (hey, good first comment).

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  1. Given the Patriots are still waiting for Derek Burgess to show up, they figured they could save a few dollars and recycle the jerseys without having to change the name on the back.

    • Chris Warner says:

      PRM: someone had to say it.
      Prescott numbers from 2007:

      Combine – Linebacker Prescott Burgess, meanwhile, ran a slower 4.85 40 and managed 19 reps of 225, a lower total among the linebackers. He measured 6-3 and 3/8, 240 pounds.

      Pro Day -Prescott Burgess LB – (249 pounds), who participated in the Combine, ran his 40s in 4.77 and 4.85 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.45 and the three-cone drill in 7.34. He also had a 31-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-2 broad jump.

  2. It’s good to see that he’s was a hard worker & good special teams performer in Baltimore. Any information on his college production, e.g. not what he benched at the Combine, but what he did on the field that got him drafted in the first place? Apparently he played outside linebacker at Michigan and was at Michigan at the same time as Pierre Woods. Was he a pass rusher? Run stopper? Productive player?

    This signing gives the Patriots 66.67% of the Burgesses listed in the index and 100% of the Burgesses active on NFL rosters. Victory must inevitably follow . . .

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