Ravens Off Day News: LB Burgess Traded to Patriots

September 22, 2009 | Glenn Clark

6:03-The Browns have made a few roster moves today in advance of Sunday’s game. Per Adam Caplan (of Scout.com via Twitter), they have signed CB/ST ace Anthony Madison. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN via Gregg Rosenthal (of ProFootballTalk.com and NBC Sports), they have waived TE Martin Rucker and claimed TE Greg Estandia off waivers from the Jaguars.

4:45-For the record, there is no reason to believe that new Ravens TE Tony Curtis is related to the star of “Some Like It Hot”….


4:38-Fabian Washington’s response to the Prescott Burgess trade (via Twitter-@FABEWASH31): “good friend and player gone.”

It is interesting that the Ravens would trade a player to the team they are facing in 2 weeks in Foxborough. Not that I think Prescott Burgess can particularly help the Pats game plan for the Ravens, but you know Bill Belichick will pick his brain.

4:30-The great Gus Johnson and former Buffalo Bills ST Steve Tasker will call Sunday’s Ravens-Browns matchup for CBS. For those of you who will not be at M&T Bank Stadium, I can only hope you get to enjoy something as wonderful as THIS call….

4:24-Also worth noting today…..in their new NFL Power Rankings, ESPN.com has the Baltimore Ravens #1.

4:20-Tony Curtis played 3 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys after being acquired as an undrafted free agent out of Portland State. He has made 11 catches for 50 yards and 3 TD’s during his NFL career. He has also played significantly on Special Teams, having returned 4 kicks and making 5 tackles. This offseason, Curtis was signed and released by both the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.

4:14-The Baltimore Ravens have confirmed that they have traded LB Prescott Burgess to the New England Patriots in exchange for a conditional 7th round pick. Additionally, the team has signed TE Tony Curtis, who previously worked out with the team. More info coming.