Plaxico Burress, former wide receiver for the New York Giants, has not played in the NFL since 2008 when he suffered a gunshot wound in the thigh after accidentally shooting himself in a Manhattan night club. The gun was not licensed in New York, so Burress was convicted for violating gun laws and sent to prison in September of 2009.
Through nine years in the National Football League, Plaxico Burress has 505 career receptions for 7,845 yards and 55 touchdowns.
Burress' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN, "I'm very confident that Plaxico will be playing next season in the NFL."
Plaxico has the potential for a full release from prison on June 6, 2011, and his agent expects him to be ready for training camp.
Rosenhaus also revealed that two NFL teams have remained in contact with him about the release and availability of the 33-year-old Burress. He could not reveal which two teams were interested in his client, but we can certainly make some educated guesses.
One would think that the New York Giants would be interested in Burress since he was so productive with Eli Manning for four seasons. Alongside Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith, Burress would be part of one of the best receiving groups in the NFL.
The other likely team interested in Burress is the New York Jets, who showed some interest in him last offseason. Sure, the Jets have some talented receivers, but Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards both have contracts that expire at the end of this season.
The future is unknown for Plaxico Burress, but with the recent success of Michael Vick, it has been proven that he can be a productive player once again.