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Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Posted on: February 9, 2012 12:29 pm
Edited on: February 10, 2012 2:46 pm
 
Burress "badly" "wants" to play for Philly next year? That's the word on the street. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Prior to the 2011 season, it was widely believed that the Eagles would land Plaxico Burress in free agency. That's mainly because Philly housed the last convict-turned-NFL-player in Michael Vick, whether that presumptive logic was right or wrong.

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Plax, of course, ended up playing for the Jets, and caught 45 passes for 612 yards and eight touchdowns. He'll be a free agent on March 13, though, and according to Howard Eskin of NBC 10 in Philadelphia, he "wants" to play for the Eagles this time around.

"Saw and talked to Plaxico Burress at Super Bowl and told me he wants to play for Eagles," Eskin tweeted on Wednesday. "Badly!"

We also saw Plaxico at the Super Bowl while dining at Mo's Steakhouse in Indianapolis, but we didn't get a chance to ask him any questions, because we were too busy cackling about the wide receiver giving a bro-hug to Jared Fogle of Subway. (We were too stunned to take a picture, but we have witnesses. This really happened.)

Eskin followed up on the tweet with NBC Philly's David Chang, although he wasn't quite as emphatic about it happening.

"I do believe the Eagles will take a hard look at signing Plaxico Burress," Eskin said.

Burress wasn't fantastic in 2011; though he tied for the 11th-most touchdowns in 2011, he certainly wasn't close to the 11th-best wide receiver in the league. He's not going to be a deep threat at his age, but he can be a dangerous red-zone weapon, which is something the Eagles could really use.

If DeSean Jackson isn't franchise-tagged and/or doesn't receive a deal, the Eagles will suddenly be a team in need of a wide receiver. That would likely ramp up the potential interest in a guy like Burress.

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Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 10:47 am
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Although I would like the idea of having Burress for his potential. I'm afraid that he would become just another distraction, unless Andy and Vick could help keep him in line.  The idea of extra weapons always to supplement Jackson, Avant , Maclin & Celek intrest me.  And I do believe that the Eagles will be a much better team this year.



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 10:09 am
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Do we really want a receiver who wants to play "badly"?



Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:15 am
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

The eagles should avoid plax and dump jackson and vick also.  2 of them are ex cons and the other will do time sooner or later.



Since: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:13 am
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

If Djax is gone, there are about 5 other free agent WRs I'd rather have than Plax on the Eagles.



Since: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:10 am
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

"Prior to the 2011 season, it was widely believed that the would land in free agency. That's mainly because Philly housed the last convict-turned-NFL-player in , whether that presumptive logic was right or wrong."

That would be wrong, and retarded for anyone to presume that.



Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 6:40 am
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Plaxico Burress is a bum.  I'm not a DeSean Jackson fan either though.  The Eagles need to look at Maclin as their number one WR and bring in someone who will not be a locker room virus to help out Maclin.  Let DeSean go, keep Maclin, and bring in a professional WR with no drama (I know WR and no drama don't really go hand in hand). 



Since: Feb 9, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 11:02 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Really? You are a bad human.



Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: February 9, 2012 10:55 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Mister c the giants got lucky tht is all. They will not be a team to reckon with for 5 years.

Nice to get lucky 6 straight games to win a super bowl get real....


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Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 8:21 pm
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