Plaxico Burress: Where Will Former Giant Sign Once NFL Lockout Ends?
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It's been two years since Plaxico Burress played in the NFL, but in 2011 he will be giving it another shot. Burress has been in jail for the last 20 months because of a gun incident at a night club.
Burress was a top notch receiver during his playing days, but he hasn't played in two years. Will he still be of worth once he can re-join the league?
At 6'5" and 230 plus pounds I strongly believe some team will be jumping at the chance to sign Burress. A huge red zone target Burress can still be effective in the NFL.
Burress may be turning 34 this year, but he is still a decent option for a team. Hopefully he has learned his lesson and will stay out of trouble.
We know that Burress isn't going to be the player he used to be, but he is a guy that give you multiple touchdowns because of his height. Burress may not be the down field threat anymore, but he can certainly out jump a 5'10" corner in the end zone.
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Burress' agent Drew Rosenhaus firmly believes that he will be signed once the lockout ends. Rosenhaus told reporters that Burress will be a great addition to any team, and that he will be signed quickly. Per ESPN:
Many teams want him. He will be a top free agent. He is healthy and ready to go. He will be signed shortly after the lockout ends.
A few teams I could see taking the risk on Burress are the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, and St. Louis Rams.
The Eagles would be willing to gamble on him because they did so with Michael Vick. Plus Vick has already expressed interest in wanting Burress to join the team. Burress would give Vick a third option at receiver, as well as a very tall target.
The Jets have issues at the wide out position. They have to decide whether or not they want to re-sign both Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes. If they feel both are asking for too much they could bring back one, and then sign Burress as a cheap rental for a year.
However, do they want to risk bringing Burress back to New York where he got into trouble in the first place?
The St. Louis Rams would work for Burress because he can help young Sam Bradford by serving as a big guy target. Burress can also help the young receivers on the team. Plus there is the connection with Buress and his former coach Steve Spagnuolo.
In the end I believe he will join the Eagles. The fact that Vick wants him, plus he can help him in his comeback. Andy Reid desperately needs a Super Bowl victory, and Burress can help the Eagles with that.
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