Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
The National Football Post is reporting that the Raiders will receive third- and fifth-round picks in 2011 from New England in exchange for pass-rusher Derrick Burgess. The Patriots announced the deal Thursday and said Oakland's compensation was undisclosed draft considerations.
If true, this is a decent cache for Oakland. Burgess was holding out and he was no longer in Oakland's plans.
The Chiefs have not yet signed top pick Tyson Jackson but they are in heavy discussions. The two sides are talking and a deal could get done soon, according to people in the know.
Jackson and Denver running back Knowshon Moreno are among the unsigned first-round draft picks.
You can't like Brodie Croyle's chances of sticking around Kansas City in light of the Chiefs' claiming quarterback Matt Gutierrez from waivers. If the Chiefs felt the need to bring in Gutierrez, it could mean Croyle is not high on the new regime's list. New Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli was in New England with Gutierrez. Croyle was Kansas City's starting quarterback to begin last season but he could not stay healthy.