Former Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress was released from jail today after spending just over 20 months behind bars serving a gun charge. Whether you agreed with his incarceration or not, there's no denying the opportunity he's now presented with.
Burress is rumored to have dropped 20 pounds in prison while working out four days a week and despite his advanced age—he turns 34 in August—there are plenty of reasons for NFL teams to take a chance on Burress.
The Eagles were rewarded handsomely after taking a risk on Michael Vick and it can be argued that Burress, while bringing less upside as an aging receiver, is also less risky. Many people will always be against Vick for his crimes, while many think Burress got an unfair prison sentence for something stupid, but not horrifyingly criminal.
There are plenty of teams across the NFL that could use a big target like Burress, but some destinations just make more sense than others.