Ochocinco, Braylon & Plaxico: Sign, Sit or Quit
Your prospective free agents are Plaxico Burress, Braylon Edwards and Chad Ochocinco.
Which would you sign to start on your team, which would you keep on your bench, and which would you throw by the wayside? It's time for a little game we're calling, "Sign, Sit or Quit".
Plaxico Burress spent last season with the New York Jets after a well-documented off-the-field incident in 2008. Production from his first year back was respectable: 45 receptions for 612 yards and eight touchdowns. Not bad for a guy hampered with two years of rust, an underachieving quarterback and an offensive coordinator that called his way out of a job last season.
Braylon Edwards' career of late reminds me of the old The Incredible Hulk TV series. The wide receiver has spent the last three seasons with three different teams, presumably hitchhiking from city to city, with his back turned away from the camera while pleading with Mr. McGee to not make him angry. He hasn't caught more than 60 balls in a season since 2007. That would make me angry.
And then there's the freshest of free agents, Chad Ochocinco, whose release from the Patriots was so recent that the ink has barely dried on the fax printout. Ocho's one year in Foxborough was uneventful—only 15 receptions and one receiving touchdown. Like Burress, he's 34 years old, but unlike Burress, he seems to offer little upside for teams looking for anything other than fun tweets.
Lead NFL blogger Aaron Nagler and I kick this can of "Sign, Sit or Quit" around in a quick video that you'll find above. Give it a look and leave us your own S/S/Q in the comments. Or don't. Hey, it's still a free country.
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