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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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Comments

Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 7:52 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Buress will play for who ever wants to pay him, case closed.



Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2012 7:39 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you. Never wanted Plax, I could care less to see him go.



Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 7:32 pm
 

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. 
Just another example of unprofessional writing on this site by a columnist/analyst. 

The site has turned into such a big joke.  



Since: May 28, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 7:28 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

I think somebody is trolling! The Gaints win the superbowl and Plaxxy wants to join the Eagles. Burress is 35 years old coming next season, with his talent degrading he'll probably only get 450-500 yeards with 4-5 touchdowns.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2012 7:26 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Probably wants to go there, so he`s not considered the biggest scumbag ex-con on the team. They keep getting those kind of players and they`ll be forced to rename the team to the Philadelphia JailBirds. Instead of Reid being the "HeadCoach" he`d be called the "Warden"



Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: February 9, 2012 7:09 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

The Eagles need a red zone threat besides Brent Celek.  Go get him!



Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 7:04 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

What the hell is wrong with you? Who really wishes death on someone for wanting to work somewhere else. You don't know squat about either one these guys. Isn't the world struggling enough without more hate?



Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: February 9, 2012 6:52 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

I use to defend Plaxico, because I felt he got a raw deal for what really amounts to shooting himself in the leg, but it's obvious that he hasn't learned anything from that and anyone who backs a psychotic scum bag like Vick is not anyone I want to back.  Maybe Burress and Vick can go out to a night club this off season and Plaxico can accidentall shoot Vick in the head.  That would be geat!




Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2012 6:44 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

He will play badly for the Eagles



Since: Oct 13, 2010
Posted on: February 9, 2012 6:43 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

go ahead and sign plaxico. that just gives one more reason for desean jackson to leave philly. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! and for you philly fans that think having plaxico instead of desean jackson is a good move....YOU'RE ALL IDIOTS!



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