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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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bigbangtheory17
Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 6:32 pm
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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 6:29 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Dream Team 2?  It's gotta work this time.  Maybe they can get Burt Reynolds and Adam Sandler on the team and play a game against the Guards.

When did Jeff Lurie start thinking he was Daniel Snyder?  All they need now is Albert Haynesworth and it's a homerun.  Crazy talk. 

The Eagles need to build around their weaknesses in the draft and with quality free agents.  They were only a half step behind the Jets on the ego-train anyway this year.  Plax would probably put them over the top.

Sincerely,

Someone who wants a Green on Green Superbowl (and this isn't the way to get it).



Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2012 5:57 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Peyton would never play for the circus that is the Jets organization, he would retire before that.



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 5:50 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Let Burress go that will make room for ANOTHER COLT , because as sure as i`am writting this Peyton Manning will be a JET & guess who will join him ? You got it Reggie Wayne , can`t wait for 2012 !!!!



Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 5:41 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

It is sure amusing reading the posts of bitter Eagles fans. The Eagles still have the best team on paper. You would think you guys would be happy with that.




Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2012 5:41 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

HE WOULD BE MORE WELCOME THAN STEVE SMITH; THAT'S FOR CERTAIN!




Since: Dec 9, 2010
Posted on: February 9, 2012 5:40 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Makes perfect sense!  He could shoot the dogs when Mike is done with em'.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 5:38 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Newport News Virginia



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 5:38 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Yes....they are.  Plax is from Norfolk and Vick is from Newpoet News Virginia. 


C'monnnnn Mannnnn....think before speak boi  

  



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 5:32 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

They aren't from any area the same other then prison... Plax sucked this year. He made a few nice grabs, but was a non event. My guess is Andy Reid will be smart enough to limit the number of felons to one per locker room. He already has two at home.


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