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Considering the guy has been out of football for two years, I don't want to jump into a discussion about the receiver before refreshing your memory on what Burress brings to the table and what he has accomplished so far.
Chances are you know all about the story behind Plaxico Burress going to prison, but just in case let's sum it up. Burress was in LQ, a New York City nightclub on Nov. 28, 2008 when he accidentally pulled the trigger of his Glock pistol whilst reaching for it as it slid down his leg. While the bullet struck him in the right thigh, it was not life-threatening and didn't cause much damage.
On Aug. 3, 2009, Burress was charged with two counts of criminal possession and one count of reckless endangerment. He was sentenced to prison and there he stayed until June 6, 2011.
At 6-5, 232 lbs, Burress is a monstrous receiver and is an instant matchup problem for most defenses. He doesn't possess ideal speed for an NFL pass-catcher, but he has adequate vision and was one of the better possession receivers in the league before being locked up. His route-running skills aren't elite, but still effective and his dependable hands allows him to make difficult catches.
Stats w/ New York Giants
2008 (10 games)—35 receptions, 454 yards, 4 touchdowns
2007—70 receptions, 1,025 yards, 12 touchdowns
2006 (15 games)—63 receptions, 988 yards, 10 touchdowns
2005—76 receptions, 1,214 yards, 7 touchdowns
Stats w/ Pittsburgh Steelers
2004 (11 games)—35 receptions, 698 yards, 5 touchdowns
2003—60 receptions, 680 yards, 4 touchdowns
2002—78 receptions, 1,325 yards, 7 touchdowns
2001—66 receptions, 1,008 yards, 6 touchdowns
2000—22 receptions, 273 yards