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Rumor: Patriots Looking at Ogunleye

With Derrick Burgess contemplating retirement and the Patriots left thin at the outside linebacker position, the team is looking for some veteran help at the position. That help may be in the form of Adewale Ogunleye, the veteran defensive end that has spent the last six seasons in Chicago.

The Patriots are reportedly interested in Oguleye (and even worked him out), but according to Mike Florio of, are currently undecided about bringing in the 32 year old pass rusher.

Personally, I think that Oguleye would be a solid pickup who could rack up the 5-7 sacks the Patriots need at the outside linebacker position. While Ogunleye is a little long in the tooth, he hasn't recorded less than five sacks since 2001, and has prototypical outside linebacker size at 6-4, 260 pounds.

Last season, in 14 games for the Bears, Ogunleye recorded 6.5 sacks and 38 tackles.