After Derrick Burgess unexpectedly did not show up to the first day of training camp on Thursday, the Patriots (very expectantly) placed him on the Did Not Report List.
As such, while Burgess apparently is contemplating retirement, he will not count against the 80-man roster.
Before practice on Friday, Bill Belichick met the media, and addressed the Burgess situation.
"Of course, Derrick wasn't here yesterday," Belichick said before he was asked about it. "We expect him to be here. He's not here. But his situation isn't unprecedented. We'll deal with it going forward. I'm not sure I know all I need to know, but we'll take it day-by-day."
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