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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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TDAISON
Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 4:04 pm
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Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 4:02 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

hit submit to quick:  so who would go DeSean or Steve Smith?



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 4:01 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

magine that, i was just tweeting about this, early this morning.......



Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 3:55 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Dammit tripleight, now you got me all misty too. They should shoot a Lifetime movie about those 2. Pass the kleenex.



Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 3:51 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Vick and Burress on the same team? This could be such a heart-warming story! The perfect headline:

FROM INMATES TO TEAMMATES!

I just cried a little bit on the inside. What a wonderful story...   

 




Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 3:21 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Actually, this would be a great signing especially if they are somehow able to resign DeSean Jackson.  They need someone tall to throw the ball up to in the redzone and Plax fits the mold.  The Jets were just using him for that reason and he'll be on the fairly cheap.



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 3:16 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

He'll fit right in with the rest of their ex-convicts.



Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 3:13 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

This is the missing piece that the Eagles need to finally win a Superbowl. Go ahead and sign him!! Eagles next Superbowl Champions!!!!!!!! 




Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: February 9, 2012 3:12 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

not a good signing for the /birds Imo, in fact I don't want to see them do anything with the offense untill they figure out how to fix the middle of the field on defense. This team will score with out plax. Fix a D that made Nfl history for blown 4th quarter leads, then we'll talk offense.



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 3:09 pm
 

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

OHhh i hope they serve fish sticks at bingo tonight!


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