Plaxico Burress: The New York Jets Sign a Big-Name WR to Join Santonio Holmes

Aaron YoungCorrespondent IIIJuly 31, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 16:  Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Giants eludes the tackle of Fabian Washington #31 of the Baltimore Ravens during their game on November 16, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Breaking news! The New York Jets have agreed terms with the former Giant Plaxico Burress. The formerly impressive wide out has signed a one-year, $3 million contract.

Burress, 33, is looking to resurrect his NFL career after serving two years in jail for weapons charges.

You would think that the Jets’ newest acquisition would be on the downside of his career considering his age, but it is also possible, that in those two years, he is now ready to go full throttle again after having not been beaten up by NFC East defenders.

During his nine years in the league, Burress has recorded four 1,000-plus yards seasons and two 10-plus touchdown seasons.

For the New York Giants, Burress served as a safety blanket for the then-developing Eli Manning, who time and time again connected with the 6'5" target.

The Manning-Burress connection also struck during Super Bowl 42, when Burress caught the touchdown pass that led to the Giants taking down the Patriots.

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has been struggling with accuracy over the last couple of seasons, and one might argue that bringing in Burress might help him out in key situations.

Burress will provide a huge target for the young quarterback. It is unknown what kind of impact Burress will able to have on the Jets’ passing game at this point of his career.

However, the organization will be hoping that he will team up nicely with Santonio Holmes to ensure that the Jets receiving corps will be more impressive than in 2010.

Even if Plaxico Burress is not on the field on all plays, he will certainly be brought on the field in red-zone packages.

Time will tell if Plax has still got it, but there will be plenty of time to find out. The Jets just got itself a big receiver who will also come in handy while run blocking up field.