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Jets' Burress able to take part in team drills

Posted on: August 7, 2011 4:09 pm
Edited on: August 8, 2011 6:02 am
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Posted by Ryan Wilson

Jets wideout Plaxico Burress twisted his ankle last Wednesday and he hasn't practiced since. And to hear head coach Rex Ryan tell it, it didn't appear Burress would participate in full team practices for the third session in a row.

Ryan sounded like Burress might get some work in individual drills, but the team didn't want to bring him back too quickly and risk a setback, CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter Lisa Zimmerman wrote early Sunday afternoon.

"I want to proceed really cautiously here. I don't want to do too much with him," Ryan said, according to ESPN New York. "But he's moving around good."

Given the Jets' precarious situation at wide receiver, it's probably best to proceed cautiously so early in the season. Santonio Holmes, one of the league's best pass-catchers, was just rewarded with a new five-year deal, but New York parted ways with Braylon Edwards, Brad Smith and Jerricho Cotchery, and replaced them with Burress, who's 34 and fresh off a two-year stint in prison, and Derrick Mason, formerly Joe Flacco's go-to guy in Baltimore and three year's Burress' senior.

But here's the thing: practice is underway and Burress doesn't seem to be taking things all that easy.

After Zimmerman's initial report, she filed this: "Burress is participating in individual drills. He has been doing some minor cutting and his ankle does not appear to be bothering him."  Then this, via Newsday's Rod Boone: "Guess who's participating in team drills? Yup. That would be @plaxico" (related: the photo above is courtesy of Boone). Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post added: "Burress is participating in team drills, so he's ahead of the schedule Rex gave this morning."

Which is good news … unless, of course, Burress retweaks the ankle and ends up missing more time. But such concerns are true for every player on the roster. The only difference is that the Jets don't have much depth at wide receiver, and two of the top three WRs are in their mid-30s, and one of them last caught an NFL pass in 2008.

Barring any complications, Burress is still on track to play in the Jets' preseason opener against the Texans on August 15, though Ryan admits that he may not play much.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:42 am
 

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Since: Jun 28, 2011
Posted on: August 8, 2011 10:24 am
 

Jets' Burress able to take part in team drills

Its called he does not want to Practice he will play when it is a game. This is Plax we talking about he is like TO and Moss ..



Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: August 8, 2011 8:50 am
 

Jets' Burress able to take part in team drills

I can see your crystal ball only attempts to see the future, because it is blind to the past....did you say the same thing the last two years of how we would be destroyed because of how cocky we are....please....yes we shoot off at the lip but that is who our coach is...win or lose that isn't going to change...we expect to win just like everyone else....we just talk about it more!



Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posted on: August 7, 2011 11:02 pm
 

Jets' Burress able to take part in team drills

Old yes good maybe. Remember, everyone is worried that burress doesn't have it anymore. Well he wasn't hired to be a number one he is a number two and mason is a three. They all were number ones at one time, but they are not expected to be except for those like you that want to prove they don't have it and they can be what they were. Good they weren't hired for that. As for the Pats, yes the Jets should worry about what thee doing and so should the rest of the AFC because you have to beat them to go anywhere. Worry about you enemy so you can beat them, take your eye off them and they will destroy you. I think you could understand that.



Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posted on: August 7, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Jets' Burress able to take part in team drills

The Jets have been a cocky team for the last two years and they have not ended they way that you have hoped and wish. They have ended with only two teams ahead of them in both those years. Too bad but I guess your satisfied with your team going into the season with "hey guys let's win just ten games and get a wild card and were good" or maybe you would like your players and coach to walk in say "let's be a five hundred team that would make us happy. They all say it; is just Rex's sound bites are better. Don't kid yourself but all the owners expect there team to win the super owl day one maybe not day two when they take the field but they want them to believe it. Does your team think that way or are you satisfied with "500 is ok". Good luck!



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2011 8:28 pm
 

Jets' Burress able to take part in team drills

Plax has a history of 'tweaking' something in training camp and practice and being given light work instead.  Ever notice that he's always on the injury report but never seems to miss a game?  He's just one of those guys who doesn't like/want to practice, and he's starting his nonsense already.



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