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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: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 2:50 pm

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Plax gets an undeserved bad rap
it isnt undeserved if you went to prison and also bash your team or former teams or teammates. he was upset because Coughlin and Manning didnt visit him in prison and let that be known. he also isnt even giving it a 2nd thought to stay with the Jets, the team who gave him a shot at returning it seems too. now with that said, i agree Holmes isnt really a great guy either, but Plaxico will be bashed on alot mainly for the fact that people consider him to be a bit of a diva.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2012 2:45 pm

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Just cause the guy shot HIMSELF in the leg and became a "convict" doesnt mean hes a bad dude
You are right about that, but this paragraph from a NY Times article does:

"The Giants fined him $25,000 for refusing to practice at a mini-camp in June 2008, and he missed most of training camp with an injury. In September, he was fined and suspended for 12 days by the Giants for missing a team meeting without notifying them. Burress said he was attending to family matters. He was fined $45,000 by the N.F.L. for abuse of an official and for throwing the ball in the stands during a game."  The article doesn't even mention all of the fines he got for showing up late to meetings.  He is not a team-first guy. 

Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 2:44 pm

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

If I was Plax, and I'm glad I'm not, I'd be happy just to be in NFL on any roster in 2012. Who the hell does he think he is? He's on the other side of down hill and has proven he wasn't reliable when the Giants showed him the money after his Super Bowl heroics. Besides, Philly already has a problem child WR who's younger and faster and has more upside (granted not much from a character standpoint). It makes more sense to stick with DeSean Jackson than take a chance on Plx. Philly doesn't need WR help with S. Smith, Macklin and Avant already on the roster. They could do better than Plax at WR with a 4th Round draft pick project. Am I right Eagle fans?

Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 2:39 pm
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Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 2:37 pm

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

No surprise here. Of course Burress wants to play for the Eagles. Every guy in the league with a hip hop attitude wants to play there. Philly has become the home of the representing and signifying player, the ultimate "sexy" team. Think of "The U" in it's heyday, the Fab Five, Miami Heat, or the Falcons during the Vick era. It's what the Eagles have become and their chosen identity. Lurie is the one who decided to go this route, and everyone else will suffer for it. These "nu look" Eagles will go nowhere, and win nothing. Andy Reid will eventually lose his job as a result. But that won't stop all all of the media apologists and supporters from picking the Eagles to "win it all", every day, every week, and every month, until of course they are eliminated. At that point they will point to next year.

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 2:24 pm

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

I guess every player in the pro bowl is a douche then because no one tries

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 2:20 pm

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

This immature boob will definately play badly for the Eagles, much like he did for the Jokes, I mean, Jets. He'll need his gun in Philly too.

Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 2:20 pm

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Look it up... McCoy admitted to "not trying" days after the game.  He said it after Rodgers bitched about the effort.  I lost ZERO on the game.  It is a crap game, and douche bags like McCoy is why it is a crap game.

Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:59 pm

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

Take Plax... glad he didnt come to the Giants this year.  You could create a steak sandwich for him.  Wiz wit onions and shoot a hole through it.

Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:50 pm

Report: Plaxico 'badly' wants to play for Eagles

He wants take a different direction in his life instead of firearms he's gonna take up dog fighting.

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