Quick Hits: Burress Could Return to Giants
****YaHoo is reporting that there are rumors that Plaxico Burress may end up right back with the Giants after his legal ordeal is over.
That made no sense a few months ago, but now as some grass has grown under this, it makes a lot of sense. Burress may not fit anywhere else in the league. He and the Giants have a relationship that can be easily repaired if he meets them 75 percent of the way.
Burress' attorney, Ben Brafman, played this one beautifully it seems. By delaying court action, the urge to throw the book at Plaxico has waned over time, and that may continue to wane should the Giants be serious about reclaiming his services.
With the city and state in a political jackpot these days, Burress' case is no longer in the center of the ring. Brafman will continue to whittle away at any proposed jail time, which may result in a plea deal that could put Plax back on the field this fall.
****The new rail link to the Meadowlands is a success. That is good news for both the Jets and Giants and concert-goers. The link is accessible from Secaucus Junction which is the hub for all points north and east such as Hoboken and New York City as well as other parts of the state including the Jersey Shore.
This will alleviate the impossible traffic situation in the area. NJ Transit has estimated that tens of thousands may use the rail on game days, which will enhance the quality of every one's life in Bergen County.
****Training camp begins in one week. The Giants are still hedging on whether this will be their swan song at the University of Albany. John Mara has been intimating that the new Timex Performance Center at the Meadowlands could easily be used for camp as well. Logistically, it would be better for all—and much more inexpensive.
****It is being rumored that Michael Boley may miss as many as four games this season due to his recent hip surgery. Boley will miss the first game due to a one-suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy. After that, it's cloudy when he'll be ready to play.
In the interim, second-year LB Bryan Kehl will get first crack at the open spot. Gerris Wilkinson is also being considered, but his lack of physicalness has the team looking elsewhere for answers.
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