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NFL Rumors: Plaxico Burress in Talks with New York Giants

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 23:  Wide receiver Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Giants takes the field for warmups for the game with the Arizona Cardinals on November 23, 2008 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Giants won 37-29.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIJuly 26, 2011

According to this tweet by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Giants are interesting in bringing back the wide receiver.

Fresh off a two-year prison sentence for a weapons charges, Plaxico is back and ready to play. 

He's 33 years old (34 in August) but with two years off, his age is deceiving. Apparently, while in prison, Plaxico dropped 20 pounds and has been working out four days a week.

Given the recent NFL lockout, Plaxico might actually be on a level playing field with the rest of the WR's in the NFL.

But should the Giants really sign him?

Eli Manning just came off a pretty horrific year, throwing 31 touchdowns and 25 staggering interceptions. Throwing to a 6'5" Plaxico may just be what the doctor ordered. Sure, they've had their problems, but Eli manning has gone on record to say he would welcome Plaxico back. 

"I know what kind of player he can be and we already have a great corps of receivers right now.  To throw him into the mix would be a good thing,”  Eli Manning told ESPN Radio a few months ago.

With Eli's support, Plaxico's will to prove himself and the emergence of young WR Hakeem Nicks, the Giants should take a shot on Plaxico. 

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