Giants Suspend Burress for One Game

Stove PipeCorrespondent ISeptember 24, 2008

The New York Giants suspended wide receiver Plaxico Burress today for one game for what is being reported as "insubordination." The Giants have a bye this week and Burress will return to the team on Monday October 6th, the day after they host the Seattle Seahawks.

Burress supposedly missed work on Monday and was informed of the suspension by GM Jerry Reese and head coach Tom Coughlin in a meeting on Tuesday. Neither Burress nor the Giants have commented any further on the discipline.

Burress recently signed a two-year contract extension with the team and looked to be on track for a good season. Thus far he has caught 18 balls for 259 yards and one TD.  He is coming off a career-high 12 TD catches in 2007, and also caught the game winning pass in Super Bowl XLII.

The Giants have not announced Burress's replacement in the starting lineup, but Domenik Hixon is listed behind him on the depth chart.

Besides being a dangerous kick returner, Hixon has caught six passes for a 14.8 yard average as the No. 4 receiver so far this season.

The suspension may be an opportunity for Sinorice Moss to get more playing time, and perhaps for Mario Manningham to see his first action of the season.