Burgess talks about trade to Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Newly acquired linebacker Prescott Burgess, who will wear No. 93, laughed at the question: "Are you aware about the last Patriots player to have that number?"

"Oh yeah," he said, referring to Richard Seymour. "All these pictures are up here [inside Gillette Stadium]; I've never seen so many pictures in my life. Ninety-three, it's a high number for me to be wearing at inside linebacker, but whatever it is, it's just a number."

Burgess drew a large crowd of reporters in the locker room today, and said he was surprised at Tuesday's trade. If he was going to leave the Ravens, he said at least he's coming to a solid team.

He doesn't think he'll have many problems adapting to a new defense.

"I don't think anything is complicated [coming from] the Baltimore Ravens, they run just about everything," Burgess said. "I'll just play football. I think I can catch on real fast."

With the Ravens on the schedule in two weeks, Burgess said he would be willing to help the coaching staff with insight on Baltimore's defense.

"Whenever they come to me, I'll be ready for it," he said.